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Sep 11
Ruby Coworking: Hollywood Edition
through Case Study Coffee

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

Monday
Sep 16
PNW's Language of Racism: Disrupting Passive Aggressive Communication Norms
The Riveter

What does racism sound like here in Portland? Is it subtle? Is it overt? Have I said something wrong? Have I been misunderstood? Why is racism so tricky to talk about?

This experiential engagement will explore the spoken and unspoken cultural norms of communication as key pieces to advancing racial equity in yourself and your workplace. Here in the Pacific Northwest (PNW), which includes Oregon, Washington and Idaho, we have a unique flavor of communication norms referred to as passive aggressive and conflict aversion. Based on WASP (white, anglo, saxon Protestant and middle class), the PNW regionally communicates indirect and 'watered down' sharing of information. This is significant because it is hard to manage for something if you cannot name it clearly for everyone to understand. Tone policing, vagueness, deflecting, blaming the messenger rather than engage in the content of the message, civility politics, conflict aversion etc are a few forms this takes.

Presenters Fleur Larsen and Jodi-Ann Burey, originally from Seattle and New York City respectively, will draw from their own lived experiences and invite attendees to do the same. We will identify how these regional norms impede addressing racial equity when people and institutions are not able to squarely name dynamics. White dominant culture is held together with the glue of passive aggressive communication norms here in the PNW making it really sticky to pull apart and identify racism in situations or conflicts. Together, we will name the ingredients needed to live into a better conversation and take racism head on.

Ticket pricing is on a sliding scale. Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds for this event. Contact [email protected] for more information.

About Fleur Larsen:

Fleur Larsen grew up in Seattle and learned how to relate to others based on the dominant identities she holds: white, protestant, working class, and socialized female. The norms of this region have a particular flavor of conflict aversion, indirectness and passive aggressiveness that are deeply ingrained in me from an early age. Unlearning these has been a HUGE place of personal and professional growth as she’s aimed herself at racial equity work.

Fleur started facilitating 18 years ago on challenge course programs with youth and adults. Currently, she works with several companies utilizing challenge and experiential facilitation with corporate and nonprofit groups. People often learn better by doing. Experiential facilitation engages and activates more parts of the brain. Her style is based on sharp analysis, flexible thinking, fun, purpose and results. Her work is relationship-based with connection, collaboration, and community as integral elements to reach results.

About Jodi-Ann Burey:

Jodi-Ann Burey is the Senior Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at The Riveter, a membership workspace and community platform built by women, for everyone. She leads the development of a robust programming portfolio that powers The Riveter’s mission to redefine equity in the workplace. With a strong focus on intersectionality, Jodi-Ann works to ensure all women and their allies—inclusive of any gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexuality, ability, and child status - can leverage The Riveter to develop as impactful leaders in their businesses, networks, and the world.

Jodi-Ann is also one of the founding members and co-chairs of the Seattle DEI Community of Practice (DEI CoP), an expansive network of professionals across industry committed to improving DEI practices at work. Jodi-Ann earned her Masters in Public Health from the University of Michigan and her Bachelors in Communications from Boston College.

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Privacy Happy Hour!
Jack Knife

Let's close out the summer with a privacy-related happy hour!

Join us for some great conversations around privacy and other TA3M topics or whatever else you'd like to discuss. Come get to know our other members better and give us ideas about what you'd like to do and/or learn in our meetings in the coming year. There will be food and drink available for purchase, and we hope to see you there!

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Dorkbot PDX
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.

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

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Tuesday
Sep 17
Lunch & Learn -Finance Series - Get it! Understanding the Basics
Portland State Business Accelerator

Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) and the Portland State Business Accelerator (PSBA) are partnering to bring you a Finance Series. The first of three programs will be on September 17th at the Portland State Business Accelerator with the NOW CFO Financial Consultant, Chris Hall. Come learn the basics of AP and AR.

Chris will be staying after the program to meet individually with companies and answer specific questions - 3 slots available at 10 minutes each. If you are interested in signing up for a 10-minute one-on-one with Chris, please email Julia Baldwin at [email protected].

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Graphic Design with GIMP
Free Geek

Join us for a graphic design workshop using an a free and open source software called GIMP. GIMP is a program similar to Photoshop. You can use this program to create posters and art, edit photos, and more.

Bring your questions -- there will be plenty of time for answers!

This class welcomes beginners and advanced users alike.

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PDXWIT Presents: September Happy Hour Networking Event
AltSource, Inc.

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-september-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-66593413693] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for happy hour at AltSource on September 17th.

In the tech industry, companies often tout all the “fun” benefits they offer to employees, but do those perks really matter to everyone? Yes, ping pong can be entertaining for a few minutes, and kombucha is great for your gut, but are these the types of benefits that make workspaces desirable for everyone? Let’s talk about it! This month’s theme will be: “Functional workspaces: from behavior to the needs of parents,” and to help get the networking flowing we will be using the conversation prompt: What’s something you need to make your workspace functional?

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

A representative from our host company AltSource will share what they do and what job opportunities are available at the company

Tina Semko and Kristy LaFollette, co-founders of Health Equity Partners, will give the following lightening talk: Beyond Beer and Corn Hole: Workplace Change for Families

Torri Wright, Founder and CEO at Wright Behavior, will talk about Decoding The Language of Behavior

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.

Agenda:

4:30 pm - Doors open

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

6:30 pm - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes.

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

A: Yes, we will be providing food/drink and it will be clearly marked with the dietary restrictions.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: We do have a few(10ish) free parking spaces onsite. There is street parking and neighborhood parking available (it’s easiest to find parking in the Ladd’s Addition neighborhood).

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

A: Enter through the main entrance, which faces Hawthorne and is across the street from Burgerville.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Yes.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Either work, however there are multiple bus stops within a block of our building so public transportation is fairly easy.

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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Digital Transformation and the Future of Business
Bumped Inc. in the Big Pink! 111 SW 5th Ave, 3rd Floor

Announcing the new MIT Enterprise Forum, Portland, Oregon Chapter!

Topic: Digital Transformation and the Future of Business

Did you know that:

97% of consumers search online to find a local business? 46% of Google searches are seeking local information? 88% of consumer local business searches on a mobile device result in a call or visit to the business within 24 hours?

The digital age rewards change and punishes doing nothing. It is no longer, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” How are companies adapting to the changed (and changing) world, being the disrupters rather than the disrupted?

Join us to hear four dynamo panelists how their companies drive digital transformations and how they successfully digitally transformed their businesses. From SEO/SEM to mobile native and electronic transactions we will discuss the trends and findings that shape the future of business.

Schedule: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 5:30 PM Doors open / Enjoy a hosted bar with beer and wine (21+ must show ID) 6:30 PM Program begins 8:00 PM Program concludes

Panelists include:

John Jerome, Founder, and CEO, Jerome, Bruhn & Associates

Mike Barrett, Co-founder, and CRO, Unosquare

Jason Thane, Co-founder, GenUI

Tracy Petrie, Researcher, OHSU

Mark Neuhausen, Technologist, and Angel Investor (moderator)

We look forward to seeing there!

Cheers, MIT Enterprise Forum NW

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Out in Tech PDX | Demos & Drinks
Airbnb Portland

Are you a developer, data scientist, engineer, or product leader? Do you want to meet fellow LGBTQ+ folks who have created an app or have very strong opinions on the best programming language? Are you working on collaborative, open-source, or community-based products or apps? Want to share your work with a supportive queer tech community?

We got you.

Join Out in Tech PDX for Demos and Drinks at Airbnb! RSVPs are required and free. Please RSVP through Eventbrite to attend.

Schedule 5:30pm | doors

6:30pm | demos

8:00pm | social + networking

9:00pm | closes

Drinks and hors d'oeuvres provided. Must be 21+ to drink. Arrive early to guarantee entrance.

A BIG thank you to our FABULOUS hosts Airbnb who made this event possible by graciously allowing us to use their space, and providing drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

And a special thanks to Ovidio Francisco for volunteering their time and talent to build our beautiful graphics for this event. They maintain their little corner of the web over at http://ovidio.design

Check out our Code of Conduct.

Questions/Concerns? Please email [email protected]

Note: We recommend arriving early. Unfortunately, RSVP does not guarantee entrance. If we reach capacity, we may be required to turn people away.

Presenters Rebecca Alexander Founder, AllGo

Michael Holland Mini Hotel Search App

Trang Ho and Trang Sharbaugh Founders, MasaFresh

Jeremy Abbot Proxy Croak Codes

As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit entity, Out in Tech depends on the community it serves. We thank our generous members and sponsors for their financial and in-kind support.

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'Choose Your Party' Party: Networking for Excited Oregon Primary Voters!
The Riveter

Are you excited to support the nomination of your favorite political candidate? The Oregon primary election in May 2020 can't come soon enough!

But, WAIT. Did you know that only registered party members can vote in that party's primary? If you're a non-affiliated or independent voter, you can choose a different party so you can vote in that party's primary, and then switch back (or not) for the general election. It's easy and takes seconds online, and we'll show you how. Plus, drinks! Snacks!

And info about how you can get more involved in voter turnout events as we approach election season. Celebrate National Constitution & Citizenship Day at our ‘Choose Your Party’ Party! Everyone's welcome, regardless of party affiliation or voter status. Enjoy refreshments, meet friendly people, register to vote (or update your registration), and learn how YOU can spread the word about primary voting to your friends and neighbors.

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Wednesday
Sep 18
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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SharePoint Framework (SPFx) Overview @ Portland SharePoint User Group
Microsoft Pearl Office

The SharePoint Framework (SPFx) is a powerful set of tools for building web parts and other custom code solutions. Microsoft has positioned SPFx as a replacement for the popular JavaScript injection approach as well as other previous development models. SPFx has matured dramatically since its introduction a few years ago and now not only supports developing for SharePoint online but also SharePoint on-premise and even Teams.

To show you how quickly you can get started with the Framework, we’ll demo how you can create and deploy a Hello World app to an Office 365 tenant. And, then, to see some of the advantages to using SPFx compared to the old JavaScript injection approach we’ll demo a solution originally written using JavaScript injection alongside the refactored version written using SPFx.

This presentation does discuss code briefly at points, but is not a code deep dive. It is intended for anyone who is simply interested in modern development approaches in SharePoint and Office 365 whether they code themselves or happen to work alongside developers or consultants.

Erik Benke is a Senior SharePoint Developer and Architect at Mentor Graphics (a Siemens Business).

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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Jr Dev Meetup
White Owl Social Club

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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Founders Live PDX
GRAYBOX

75 FREE TICKETS through Friday, August 23rd. After that, admission is $10 which includes food and drink.

Founders Live is an unforgettable happy hour competition sweeping the globe where up to five handpicked companies take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to pitch their company and describe their value proposition in front of an eager audience. After the pitches and audience Q&A, the crowd will vote on a winner who will not only receive an award, but recognition from the crowd and also the opportunity to talk more about their product or service. So bring your friends and coworkers, grab some food and drink, get to know your local entrepreneurs and vote for what you think will be the next big thing... built in Portland.

Here's how it all goes down: https://www.zenergyfilms.com/portfolio-founders-live-promotional-video/

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Rust Hack Night
Mozilla Portland Office

Join your comrade Rustaceans at the Portland Rust Hack Night!

An evening of Rust hacking and unstructured discussion at Mozilla's Portland office. All welcome, from beginners to experts.

Among other things, we'll have a show of hands for people looking for help on Rust projects, and people interested in volunteering on a project, to see if we can't pair some folks up. If you've got a project, now's the time to get it into shape for collaboration!

There will be food! Let us know beforehand if you have any dietary restrictions.

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Write the Docs September 2019: Lean Coffee
Jama Software

Hello Portland (Oregon)-area documentarians! For September, we're going to have a Lean Coffee meetup (9/18 at Jama Software). Based on http://agilecoffee.com/leancoffee/, we'll leave the discussion up to you. As noted on the site, “Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive because the agenda for the meeting was democratically generated.”

New to Lean Coffee? It's a great way to have real, focused dialogue and we often discuss matters of docs, agile, lean, and such - but anything goes.

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Sip and Slack
Botanist

Time for friends, food and drinks as we remain cautiously optimistic that we'll get an extended summer and the rain will hold off...

Look for the tall brunette wearing glasses that blink. I might also be wearing my Minnie Mouse ears, depending on how I am feeling that day...

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AgilePDX User Group - Portland Metro - An Agile Framework for Product Development Agencies: Agility Design for Hardware
Puppet

Join us as we explore a framework for iterative hardware-based product development. Kris Dobelstein will share insights into leveraging an Agile mindset, methodologies, and tools to envision product goals, clarify assumptions, uncover risk, align teams, and prioritize development resulting in timely, highly relevant products.

Agile practices aren't new, they're just rarely used effectively outside of software development. We'll give historical and practical examples, mostly from aviation, to illustrate some time-worn strategies for implementing Agile practices in hardware development. Most notably, an Agile product development framework for hardware products needs to:

1) Start slow to go fast 2) Delay key decisions as long as possible 3) Leverage 21st-century prototyping tools 4) Value high-bandwidth collaboration between teams, customers, and vendors over specifications, requirements, and contracts

Kris will provide an overview of a typical development cycle, highlighting how to get started with vision boarding, the product narrative, and development pre-mortem.

Then we will take a look at how to get the development ball rolling and maintain momentum in opportunity-rich environments using provisional architectures, various value lenses, customer feedback, and the all-important retrospective.

Come learn how hardware development offers unique opportunities to practice agility!

Take-aways - "Agile" product development isn't just 20 years old. In fact, highly collaborative, iterative development has been around for 80+ years. - Agile isn't about choosing a particular framework, it's about your mindset. - When you're making hardware, iterative approaches need to take the steps of designing and making tangibles into account. - Strategic communication tools help teams think about how to get started and align around a common vision so that they can learn to share iterations across disciplines. - Practical approaches for keeping hardware development modular and iterative.

About the Presenter

Kris Dobelstein has led hardware product development efforts using a variety of methodologies and techniques over the last decade. He has experimented with traditional and Agile project management methodologies and is constantly (and enthusiastically) looking for ways to evolve project management to optimize for creating products that customers love while keeping development efforts sustainable and enjoyable. He is a Pacific Northwest native and lives, works, and plays in Portland, Oregon with his family.

Notice: This meeting may be recorded.

Events are made possible by the AgilePDX community and our sponsors, including platinum sponsor ProFocus Technology (https://www.profocustechnology.com/). Learn more about our sponsors at https://agilepdx.org/sponsorship.

Additional Information:

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes, Puppet is ADA accessible. Please knock to have the security guard help with doors.

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: We are still checking on this.

Q: Will there be food and drinks at this event? A: Pizza is sponsored by PNSQC, and soda is courtesy of Puppet.

Q: What is the easiest way to get to the venue? A: Street parking downtown is limited, but there are parking garages in walking distance. For public transportation options, please visit https://trimet.org/ to plan your trip to Puppet at 308 SW 2nd Avenue in Downtown Portland.

Q: How do I enter the building? A: Enter the building on 2nd Avenue, and knock for security guard to open the doors. Take the elevator to the 5th floor to access Puppet's event space.

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PDX Exploit Workshop
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday
Sep 19
@DAMAPDX Sept. Chapter Meeting, Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing – (Some) Theory & Applications
Standard Insurance Tower Atrium (900 SW 5th)

Presented by Joachim Rahmfeld, Ph.D Lecturer at UC Berkeley

Today’s vast volumes of language-based, unstructured, electronic data found in various form factors such as blogs, email, social media, or web sites, promises competitive advantages for those who can extract business-relevant information most effectively and efficiently. Natural Language Processing (NLP) holds the key in leveraging this type of data in order to answer and respond to important questions such as, “What is the perception of my company in the Twittersphere?”, “Are these reviews largely positive or negative?”, “What is the translation of this in Spanish?”, “This document has the answer to my question somewhere… but where?”, “Are these products similar?”

Particularly over the last five years, revolutionary advances in NLP-related Deep Learning algorithms combined with dramatically increased compute resources have created unprecedented opportunities to not only answer natural language questions with greater accuracy and speed, but often also while requiring significantly less training data.

In this session, we will provide an overview of these advances and how you can make use of them. A particular focus will be transfer learning where large, pretrained models, such as Google’s BERT model, can be leveraged for a broad set of NLP use cases delivering excellent results, and enabling you to answer questions that were not possible to answer just a few years ago.

So this is a great time to learn about recent NLP developments and go through explicit examples.

About the Speaker

Joachim started his career in theoretical physics before leaving academia and joining the IT industry. For over a decade, he held various leadership positions in professional services, business development and sales at Sun Microsystems, VMware, and Hitachi Data Systems. In 2015, Joachim returned to his quantitative roots and obtained a Master of Information and Data Science from UC Berkeley. Most recently, Joachim managed a Data Science research team at Edison Software. He currently lectures at UC Berkeley on Natural Language Processing with Deep learning and is working on various NLP projects.

When

Sept 19th, 2019 (Chapter meetings held on third Thursday of the month)

Schedule

8:30 – 9:00 am – Sign In 9:00 – 10:15 am – Presentation 10:15 – 10:30 am – Break, Chapter Announcements 10:30 – 11:30 am – Presentation continued

Standard Insurance Tower Atrium (900 SW 5th, please note Standard Ins. has multiple downtown locations)

Cost

Free for members (including ALL employees of corporate members) $15 for non-members $5 for students with valid student ID

Standard Insurance Center, 900 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204, USA

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

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

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

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

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September Camp Optimization Meet-up - What the Hell is a Design Sprint?
Assembly Lounge Bar

What the hell is a Design Sprint?

We live in the age of frameworks and methodologies. Everyone tells you they know the best way to solve problems. They say you should be more Lean or Agile. They tell you all about how they used Design Thinking on Design Thinking. You read all the books, all the articles, but still receive no tactical methods to walk away with.

Silas Sao, Design Director at moovel North America, would like to change that by spending the evening walking through the Design Sprint principles and process. He will demonstrate a tactical method you can use to solve problems or make decisions, and you'll walk away with a better understanding of the most up-to-date Design Sprint process. He will even set you up with a tool you can use right away on your next project or with your next client.

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How to Start/Run/Optimize a Meetup.com page and kick off your first meeting
Marquam

Please RSVP on the meetup.com page.

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PDXWIT Presents: Mentorship Training and Recruitment Event
Smarsh

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-mentorship-training-and-recruitment-event-tickets-65961597915] is required to gain entry to this event

Interested in joining our mentorship program? Then join us at the PDXWIT Mentorship Program Orientation hosted by Smarsh!

Hazel Valdez, Events and Mentorship Coordinator at PDXWIT, will provide an overview of the PDXWIT Mentorship Program and share the various ways folks can engage, from one-time mentor coaching encounters to long term mentor/mentee relationships. Tanya Webb, Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Puppet will also introduce the “On the Spot” Mentorship Tool for when you need quick advice on your resume or to practice your interviewing skills. We will then have breakout sessions for mentors and mentees so participants can get the most out of the program once they are matched.

Whether you're already part of the program, interested in becoming a mentor or need one, join us to learn more! This event is required in order for you to join the program.

Agenda:

5:30 pm - Doors open / networking

5:45 pm - Introductions

6:00 pm - Program Overview

6:30 pm - Breakout training session for Mentors and Mentees

7:15 pm - Networking

7:30 pm - Event Ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes.

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

A: Yes, and we will label vegan & gluten-free.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: YES—however, it is not free. The on-site parking is in Pacific Center Garage, which is located in the basement floors of our building, The entrance ramp is on SW Taylor, right-hand side of the street, between SW 6th & Broadway.

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

A: Before 6:00pm, both Pacific Center entrances are available (SW 6th Avenue or Broadway).

After 6:00pm, for attendees who do not using the parking garage, Pacific Center access is through the main SW 6th Avenue building entrance. The building is locked to visitors after 6:00pm.

For attendees who are using the Pacific Center parking garage (this applies to cyclists who will lock their bikes in the garage, too). The parking garage is located on B1 and B2. From B1/B2, you will be able to access only the 1st Floor (this is the street level / lobby floor of Pacific Center). Take the elevator to the 1st floor, and exit to the elevator lobby. From there, a PDXWIT volunteer and Smarsh employee will be stationed in the elevator lobby to provide elevator badge access to the to the 8th floor.

For all attendees exiting the event, elevators will take attendees from the 8th floor to the 1st floor (street-level, lobby exit) or to B1/B2 (basement, parking garage exit) without requiring an access badge.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Yes, there is bike parking in Pacific Center Garage, at the base of the ramp. It is free and secured, but not within Smarsh premises.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes—Smarsh is located on SW 6th Avenue, which is a transit mall street, and most MAX lines have a stop within a 2 block walk.

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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Manual Security is Dead: How to Build an Automated Security Fabric in the Cloud w/ North American DevOps Group
Cerulean Skies Winery

Please RSVP on Eventbrite, this event has limited capacity.

NADOG Presents - "DevOps & Hops"

Guest Speaker - Craig Schippers, Trend Micro

Talk: "Manual Security is Dead: How to Build an Automated Security Fabric in the Cloud" (abstract below)

Agenda:

6:00PM-6:30PM - Arrivals, networking, drinks & food

6:30PM-7:00PM - Guest speaker

7:00PM-7:30PM - Q&A/Group discussion

7:30PM-8:00PM - Networking/socializing & more drinks and food

ABSTRACT:

Learn why manual security is dead and why the only effective security practice is an automated one.

• Build a strong foundation for workload security in the Cloud

• Create a real-time data flow for incident response and a parallel stream of evidence for follow-up analysis

• Evaluate and leverage 3rd party controls to ensure optimal workload productivity”

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Latinx Business Founders to Watch Right Now | Panel
The Riveter

The Riveter presents a panel discussion with Latinx founders on how they built their businesses. Our goal is to provide a platform for local, diverse entrepreneurs to have real conversations about what it takes to grow a business, when to know you have an idea worth "betting everything on" and how to overcome the toughest challenges you’ll face. Join us to hear their stories, learn how they navigate challenges and bias, and celebrate their triumphs, large and small.

[Moderator] - Janet Rodriguez

[Panelists] Leo Ochoa, Founder and CEO of Dorsum Tech

Sylvia Salazar is a Colombian immigrant who founded Tono Latino, a progressive platform to educate latinos in the US about important political information and encourage them to become more politically involved and vote!

Nyah Zarate, Ph.D. Continuous Solutions LLC is a R&D technology company that focuses on energy efficiency and power systems. We focus our efforts at the intersection of government, industry and academia.

About The Riveter The Riveter is a co-working space and community platform built by women for everyone. As we celebrate LatinX heritage month with a powerful programming series that amplifies LatinX voices with an intersectional lens, we center and recognize the rich history and legacy of the community. We commit to continuing to use our platform to advance equity alongside our LatinX communities. Our event is open to everyone whether you identify within the LatinX community or not. We encourage you to invite your friends, family, and aspiring entrepreneurs who are looking to start or grow their businesses.

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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.

Friday
Sep 20
Mapping Service Ecosystems
The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel

Ecosystem Mapping is powerful tool for aligning on strategy and identifying actionable paths forward the business. About this Event Included in your ticket price:

Morning snacks, coffee, tea Lunch Fees Workshop Abstract

Want to take your stakeholder workshop facilitation skills to the next level? Learn the basics of service ecosystem mapping and how it applies to identifying and solving system-level problems.

While the increased popularity of service blueprints and customer journey maps is an encouraging sign for the proliferation of service design into the mainstream experience design toolbox, the fact remains that by themselves, they aren’t always ideal methods when dealing with senior business stakeholders in the context of overall business discovery and strategy. The theory behind systems thinking and an approach to visualize the service ecosystem at a high level should be part of the toolkit of every design strategist.

Learning the basics of facilitating ecosystem mapping exercises goes a long way towards being able to identify the role and influence a company has in its ecosystem, and pinpoint which key parts of that ecosystem should be given strategic priority (and consequently be journey mapped/blueprinted in detail if those journeys are deemed critical). Understanding an organization’s ecosystem is not (just) about visualizing and diagramming it. Being able to identify and apply the right lenses to craft a visual representation that tells a compelling story can become a key sense-making tool in your strategic arsenal.

What topics will be covered?

Core concepts of systems thinking and how it differs from our traditional ways of representing and understanding complexity. Framing, boundary setting, and its importance in identifying the scope of an ecosystem. The most common types of ecosystems and a methodology for ecosystems mapping. What exercises will be done?

Throughout the workshop, a combination of presentation, discussion, and individual and group hands on work will be used to tackle an ecosystem of your choice. Participants will work in groups (4-6 per table) towards conceptualizing a service ecosystem map.

Any requirements for attending?

The material is best suited for intermediate to senior researchers & designers, product managers, and business leadership looking to add new techniques derived from systems thinking to their method toolbox. The workshop assumes some prior exposure to visual design thinking and a basic understanding of classic service design methods, though neither of those is a prerequisite.

Workshop Outline (excluding individual and group exercises):

Part I: Theory

  1. A cautionary tale

  2. Systems and systems thinking

  3. Systems thinking and design ethics

  4. What is an ecosystem?

  5. Reviewing four UX-related ecosystem types

5.1 Platform ecosystems

5.2 Device ecosystems

5.3 Content ecosystems

5.4 Service ecosystems

Part II: Practice

  1. Mapping UX ecosystems

6.1 Identifying primary and secondary ecosystem actors

6.2 Drawing rich pictures of the ecosystem

6.3 Grouping primary service clusters

6.4 Expanding and diagraming the ecosystem

6.5 Identifying and applying ecosystem lenses

  1. Further reading

  2. Conclusions / Questions / Discussion

Instructor Bio

Cornelius Rachieru is the Founder and Managing Partner of Canadian UX consultancy Ampli2de Inc., where he explores his fascination with the politics of design while leading enterprise-scale experience and service design projects. Over the past 15 years, he has managed a number of large UX teams as UX practice leader at Deloitte Canada and Shaw Communications, He has consulted in a wide range of industries, from technology to financial services, healthcare, enterprise risk management, autonomous transportation and law.

Cornelius is also the Founder, Co-chair and Creative Director of the popular CanUX conference, Canada’s largest and longest running annual UX event. A self proclaimed night owl (he is originally from Transylvania), he loves red eye flights and is a nomad at heart.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/corneliux/

twitter.com/corneliux

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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Anatomy of a Computer -- Great for kids!
Free Geek

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

No prior knowledge is necessary.

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Saturday
Sep 21
Improve Your Storytelling with B-Roll on YouTube
Portland Community Church

Do you want to improve your storytelling with engaging content?

Prior to Youtube, smartphones, and video editing software, we've been limited to creating dull and boring slideshows. Now that everyone has access to these tools, we can create engaging storytelling content that inspires our audience to action.

In this session, I'll share how to create amazing b-roll footage to add you our story. I'll share ideas on how to create openers, capture a journey, inspire action, and leave with a memorable outro.

Here's an example B-Roll challenge from one of my favorite YouTubers Peter McKinnon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xra1qIQHscI

Be inspired! Knowledge Mavens

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Digital Privacy Primer
Free Geek

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

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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Monday
Sep 23
PDX Shopify Meetup - Develop a Brand Story to Maximize Conversions
Ford Food and Drink (SE 11th and Division)

Ever wonder why companies such as TOMS, Everlane and Cliff Bar are so successful? These brands have created a core brand story that is consistently supported throughout all of their communications be it on their website, email, social media, and more. By developing a brand story you can build a community of customers who resonate strongly with your brand message in order to maximize conversions.

Join us as Charlotte Chipperfield, Founder and Chief Storyteller of Chipperfield Media (https://chipperfieldmedia.com), walks us through how to develop our own brand story that resonates with our customers.

Falling in love with stories from a young age, Charlotte Chipperfield gravitated towards a career in marketing where brand stories can come alive. Having worked for both start-ups and national brands, Charlotte gained an in-depth understanding of digital marketing and especially fell in love with social media, a tool that allows any brand to connect with customers at any given moment of the day. In 2014, Charlotte founded Chipperfield Media and is a regular contributor to online marketing publications, having built a reputation as an expert thought leader and speaker in the digital marketing space.

Agenda 6:00pm - Arrival and networking 6:30pm - Presentation 7:15pm - Q&A 8:00pm - Event ends

FAQ Q: What’s the parking situation? A: Street parking is available around the neighborhood. DO NOT park on Division between 4-6pm as this is a no parking zone and parking is enforced. There are also nearby paid parking lots nearby: one behind the building and another on 10th north of Division.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes! Ford Food & Drink is near many buses including 2 and 70, 9, 17, and 19 are also nearby as well as the Clinton/SE 12th Orange Line Max stop.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: There will be some food and drink sponsored by CartHook (https://carthook.com). You will also be able to purchase food & drinks at the counter. Happy Hour at Ford Food & Drink is from 3-6pm. Feel free to come early to take advantage of their deals and enjoy their ambiance.

Q: Is there a Code of Conduct? A: Yes! If you are attending, organizing or speaking at our event, you are required to agree with our Code of Conduct (https://www.ilanadavis.com/pdx-shopify-meetup-code-of-conduct)

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Portland UX Happy Hour - September
Hawthorne Asylum Food Truck Pod

Join us for another night of meeting new friends and chill design conversations over food and drinks. Your hosts are Rachel Glaves and Leo LaCroix, both local UX designers. Welcome! We hope you swing by and say hi.

Venue note: for summer we're meeting at the food cart pod at 11th and SE Madison. We'll be in the west area of the pod with the covered picnic tables, behind most of the food trucks. The pod has a beer cart and many food options - come enjoy dinner with us!

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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
Sep 24
Intro to Shell Scripting
Free Geek

Control your computer, make your own programs, and make timed actions for your programs by learning to shell script. Command line knowledge required.

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Women Who Code Portland - Design Study Night: Designing Augmented Reality Experiences with Torch
moovel North America - Portland

🎨 Designing Augmented Reality Experiences with Torch

The field of AR/VR/XR is growing rapidly, and Kami Karras will help you dip your toes in. Kami will share her spatial design process and examples of augmented reality (AR) projects built with the free Torch iOS app (https://www.torch.app/download). Be sure to bring an ARKit-available device (iPhone 6S and later, iPad 2017 and later) if you would like to follow along with Kami as she live-builds an AR experience.

⏰ Agenda

5:30-5:45 - Check-in + Grab food 5:45-6:00 - Welcome from WWCode Portland + Moovel 6:00-7:00 - Designing in Augmented Reality with Torch 7:00-7:30 - Closing Remarks

👩🏽 About our Speaker

Trained as both designer and engineer, it's not very surprising Kami Karras landed in between those worlds and found herself working in AR. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Portland's Pacific Northwest College of Art, Kami pursued her love of code at Hackbright Academy, an engineering school for women in the Bay Area. She now works at Torch (https://www.torch.app/) building AR experiences and educating others on how to build these experiences. Kami strives to inspire the world with the potential of AR and encourages everyone to play with the emerging technology while it's still young.

👩🏽‍💻 About Women Who Code

We are a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Our events offer study groups, technical workshops, hackathons, networking events, panel discussions, lightning talks, and social events featuring influential tech industry experts, innovators, and investors. We help you build the skills you need to raise your professional profile and achieve greater career success. Current and aspiring coders are welcome. Join our Slack community here: https://bit.ly/wwcpdx-slack

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Donut.js September 2019
Alchemy Code Lab

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

Schedule

  • 6:00 — Arrive, socialize, eat tasty donuts and snacks!
  • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
  • 6:45 — Alex Ramirez de Cruz — Dynamic Collaboration: Tips and Tools for Coding Collaboratively
  • 7:00 — 5-minute break
  • 7:05 — Michael Poley — Creating an SMS Text Adventure
  • 7:20 — 5-minute break
  • 7:25 — Daniel Sauble — Using OSS Safely and Securely
  • 7:40 — 5-minute break
  • 7:45 — Kara Sowles — Archaeology of a Burnout: Why I Spent My Summer in a Hole
  • 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

Our proceeds each quarter go to a local non-profit. In August we are raising money for we are raising money for Proud Ground, whose mission is to create permanently affordable homeownership opportunities for first-time homebuyers.

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Wednesday
Sep 25
Bridge City Entrepreneurs | The Purpose-Driven Business Movement
Hatch Lab PDX,

Join us for this month's networking event and panel discussion presentation on "The Purpose-Driven Portland Business Movement" with representatives from B-Local PDX, Benefit Corporations for Good, Conscious Capitalism, and Mighty Epiphyte We ask for $10 at the door or online (free for HatchLab members), all profits will be donated to SOLVE for this evening.

At Bridge City Entrepreneurs, we explore topics and learn insights from each other to help our businesses thrive. We begin with a speed networking exercise allowing everyone to shake hands and get to know one another's businesses. Then attendees get the chance to hear from a presenting speaker who will share their business expertise. The group will be encouraged to ask questions, voice their challenges and participate in helpful discussions.

This month's topic will be "The Purpose-Driven Portland Business Movement". We will spend a majority portion of the event with an engaging panel discussion between some local organizations that are making a big impact on the socially conscious business world through community outreach and certification programs, B Local PDX, Conscious Capitalism, Mighty Epiphyte, and Benefit Corporations for Good. This discussion will be led by Amy Powell with Business on Purpose and will cover a range of topics on strides being made to help our city and our world through ethical business practices.

This meeting in intended for entrepreneurs and business owners looking to connect with other local businesses. We're confident that everyone will find value and enjoy building community. Learn more about Bridge City Entrepreneurs on our website or get involved in our Facebook Group today please note Portions of this event will be filmed. If you do not wish to appear on camera, please let us know.

A note about arriving Please make sure that you're parked in an appropriate zone. We will ask that everyone will check in with us at the front.

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Journey to Project Management: How did I get there?
New Horizons Computer Learning Centers

Not only is Ric Ferrin a dynamic speaker and U.S. Navy Veteran | Chief Warrant Officer, Ric holds an MBA and is certified in PMP and ITIL v3. As the Vice President, Programs, Project Management Institute (PMI) Portland, Ric will share with us how he landed in Project Management and ITSM in the Aerospace industry.

Seating is limited to please don't forget to RSVP.

Bring your resume! NEXTAFF will be there to meet job seekers and share current job openings. NEXTAFF helps companies identify, evaluate & acquire quality talent using their X-FACTOR process.

Whether you are looking to advance your career or are new to Project Management or IT, you will learn about opportunities within IT and Project Management that are essential in providing the skills and solutions that today’s employers desire.

Small bites and beverages provided.

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PDX Exploit Workshop
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday
Sep 26
Lunch & Learn - Setting Up Your Books & the Importance of Financial Statements
Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI)

How to set up your books, and the importance of quality financial statements.

As a small business owner, the failure to properly set up your accounting records, and produce quality financial statements may affect your company's future. This Lunch & Learn will cover the basics of setting up quality financial records, and the importance of accurate financial statements.

Small business owners are often unsure of what the future will hold for their business, and quality, accurate financial statements and records will help make sure your business is appropriately positioned when you need to present your company to banks and potential investors.

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

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

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

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

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Emerging Best Practices and Case Studies On Efficient Operations
Energy 350

The grand finale of 2019’s Efficient Yields session sponsored by Energy Trust will feature award winning cultivators as well as national experts who have contributed to RII’s peer-reviewed cultivation guides on efficient HVAC and lighting techniques. Get a sneak peak on Best Practices Guides before they’re released at MJBizCon this December in Las Vegas.

Free: Food & beverage provided (21+). Please register for us to accommodate seating and food/beverage.

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XR Foundations for Business
52 Limited (New Offices 2019)

Presented by The Wild and Torch, in partnership with 52 Limited.

Extended reality (XR), the spectrum of immersive content including AR, MR, and VR, is revolutionizing workflows and changing how business gets done. XR tools, experiences, and solutions are already transforming nearly every industry—from architecture to healthcare to entertainment. If you’re not using this technology, your competitor soon will, so it’s important to understand this new tech landscape and how it relates to your business and your bottom line.

XR Foundations for Business is for professionals who want to learn more about XR, how it’s used in a professional context both internally and externally, and how to get started using these new technologies.

Join leaders from Torch and The Wild for an interactive workshop that gives you a clear understanding of how XR may impact your work while gathering some tools to help you craft your own immersive XR strategy.

Save $20 with early bird prices!

Check out the event site for full details.

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#FullStackPDX : September : Critique
AltSource HQ

Tickets can be purchased at Meetup.com

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BSD Pizza Night
Blackbird Pizza

A meeting of folks interested in BSD operating systems and related technologies to get together, eat pizza, drink beer, and talk about what interesting things have been going on.

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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Friday
Sep 27
2019 Cre8con - Portland Creative Conference
Gerding Theater at the Armory

Cre8con, the Portland Creative Conference, is an exploration and celebration of the creative process across all creative industries. Our 2019 Speakers have won major industry awards including Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, Tony, Clio, and Eisner. Bring your team or just bring yourself–either way you won’t leave the same as you arrived. You’ll be inspired and motivated in new ways, viewing your world with a fresh perspective. We feature presentations from leading creatives who take you inside their creative process and talk about their projects, problems, influences and inspirations.

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Anatomy of a Computer -- Great for kids!
Free Geek

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

No prior knowledge is necessary.

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AgilePDX Westside: Staying Strong in an Agile World
Nike Evergreen campus cafeteria (20540 NW Evergreen Pkwy, Hillsboro, OR 97124)

Staying Strong in an Agile world

As Agile champions we sometimes wrestle with the unknowable and get up close and personal with organizational dysfunction. It's a perpetual challenge.

So how do you stay strong, calm and effective when your world is just a tad crazy? Join us for a conversation about what helps rejuvenate you when your Agile journey gets bumpy.

Events are made possible by the AgilePDX community and our sponsors, including platinum sponsor ProFocus Technology (https://www.profocustechnology.com/). Learn more about our sponsors at https://agilepdx.org/sponsorship.

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Saturday
Sep 28
Making a Movie
Free Geek

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

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

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

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Monday
Sep 30
Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Oct 1
Graphic Design with GIMP
Free Geek

Join us for a graphic design workshop using an a free and open source software called GIMP. GIMP is a program similar to Photoshop. You can use this program to create posters and art, edit photos, and more.

Bring your questions -- there will be plenty of time for answers!

This class welcomes beginners and advanced users alike.

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Discussing Quantified Self and Everyday Science
Seller Engine

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 is great.

If you plan on coming, please mention something that you would like to discuss as a comment on the event. It may be a project that you are currently doing or a more general topic. Looking forward to seeing what you are up to!

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Introducing Ruby on Rails 6 - PDX Ruby Brigade
The Dyrt

Rails 6 is officially released! We will round up the major new features coming your way. It is an exciting release due to some big features coming upstream from the Basecamp and GitHub projects. Amongst the many minor updates, useful tweaks and bug fixes, Rails 6 will ship with two completely new frameworks: ActionText and ActionMailbox, and two big scalable-by-default features: parallel testing and multiple database support.

We'll have pizza & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

PRESENTATIONS 7pm-9pm

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

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Wednesday
Oct 2
NW Electronics Design & Manufacturing Expo
Tektronix Conference Center ( Building 38 )

The Electronics Manufacturing Association (www.ema-oregon.org) is hosting its 19th Annual NEDME (NW Electronics Design & Manufacturing Expo) to support Oregon/SW WA electronics & design and their supply chains. There will be tech sessions led by experts in electronics, design, manufacturing and business throughout the day, exhibitors, lunch, networking and many opportunities to obtain information about the industry.

There are a few spots open for exhibitors if you are in electronics or manufacturing and attendee registration is now open. Attendance is $5 or 3 cans of non-perishable food. 100% of attendance proceeds is donated to the Oregon Food Bank. The EMA will also reimburse TriMet tickets.

There is a student discount. Must provide student ID at the door. The EMA is a nonprofit industry association that represents the Oregon and SW WA electronics and design community.

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Lunch & Learn: Funding for Women Entrepreneurs in Biotech
Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI

Registration link coming soon.

Funding continues to lag for women entrepreneurs in Biotechnology.  As the largest women-owned intellectual property IP firm in the US, McCoy Russell LLP has been closely watching the participation of women as inventors.  The ability to protect innovation through patents is a key driver to obtaining funding, and statistics show that a significant gender gap still exists in both funding and inventorship even though the biotechnology industry has increased the number of women scientists.

The average women inventorship rate in the US is approximately 13% with Oregon ranking in the bottom one-third of US states. In the last decade, only 20% of inventors on patents assigned to universities and hospitals and only 15% of inventors on patents granted to public research organizations were women.  In addition, even when these applications are filed, data shows that USPTO examiners treat women inventors more harshly. A Yale study shows that women inventors had an 8.2% lower chance of obtaining a US patent where the names were clearly indicative of gender. 

While funding opportunities also remain scarce (45% less funding per Boston Consulting Group), investors supporting women entrepreneurs have found a higher average ROI (10% higher).

It is in this light that McCoy Russell has developed approaches to support organizations in enhancing women participation at all levels, including in brainstorming, invention submission, etc.  Because diversity leads to increased innovation, organizations can received significant valuation benefits in their portfolios.

Thursday
Oct 3
One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

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

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

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

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Friday
Oct 4
Camp Smalltalk
through Ctrl-H / PDX Hackerspace

The Pacific Northwest Smalltalk crew would like to invite you to Camp Smalltalk PDX this October. Join us in beautiful Portland, Oregon for a memorable weekend.

There is no set schedule as of now. Likely topics include:

  • Smalltalk on iOS and Android
  • Web Frameworks
  • GemStone OODB
  • Virtual machine implementations
  • Data processing applications
  • Language design

If you are curious about Smalltalk, learn from the experts. If you are an expert, influence the future generation of Smalltalkers!

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Biomedical Innovation: Commercialization Readiness Program (BIP Corp)
through OHSU Southwest Waterfront

The Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) is pleased to announce that BIP Corp (Biomedical Commercialization Readiness Program) is now accepting applications for the fall 2019 cohort. Formerly fastPACE, this 4-week experiential course brings together experts from within OHSU and from the business community to teach the foundational components needed to bring an idea to market. Participants will graduate with a competitive pitch and business case that should attract collaborators, investors, and further research opportunities.

Designed for busy clinical and research scientists, course content works within your schedule and is open to all life scientists with early-stage ideas regardless of experience or desired outcome (read: exit strategy or desire to become an entrepreneur). This course is appropriate for individuals or teams of researchers, clinicians, faculty, students, and industry scientists with early stage ideas. BIP Corp instructors are experts from across the bioscience industry and academia with experience bringing healthcare technologies and therapeutics to market.

BIP Corp runs October 4 – November 1. Accepting applications through Sept 20 (https://is.gd/BIPCorp).

Please contact Melissa Mudd ([email protected]) for more information.

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Hardware Basics 1 -- Great for kids!
Free Geek

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

No prior knowledge is necessary.

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2020 Portland Startup Week Kickoff Celebration
Custom House/WeWork

Join your community in a new type of conference that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship, led by entrepreneurs and hosted in the entrepreneurial spaces you love. Startup Week is a reflection of your hard work and your community's unique entrepreneurial identity.

For this event we will celebrate the upcoming Portland Startup Week happening April 6-10, 2020 by kicking off and opening up submissions to the general public. We will have speakers, showcase some of the local startups, and you'll get a chance to network with other founders in the community.

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Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

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

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

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Women Who Code Portland - IoT Hackathon 2019
through Zapproved, Inc

🤖 Our IoT Hackathon is back the weekend of Oct. 4 - Oct. 6! This year's theme is Sustainable Homes.

➡️➡️ RSVP on Eventbrite: https://iot-hackathon-2019.eventbrite.com ⬅️⬅️

This event is geared towards women but we also welcome everyone who supports our mission of inspiring women to excel in technology careers. The goal of the IoT Hackathon is to gain new programming skills, have fun, and work in teams to build sustainable solutions.

We welcome your expertise at this event, whether you are a developer, designer, product manager, project manager, data scientist, business analyst, or marketing professional. You will be working in teams of 4-6 to come up with the next great IoT solution. This hackathon is geared towards all skill levels. If this is your first hackathon, you will fit right in! If you are a seasoned professional ready to lead a dedicated team, this event is also for you!

We will kick things off with a Sponsors Fair on Friday evening. This will be your opportunity to meet our sponsoring tech companies and learn more about them. We will get started with a welcome and IoT tech talks at 7:30pm, before assigning teams at 9pm. On Sunday, presentations will start at 3:30pm. We will have several mentors available throughout the weekend to answer questions and help you debug. Finally, we will be providing food, drinks, and snacks throughout the event, so please join us!

🎟 Event Cost

Early Bird: $20 (ends Sep. 1st)
Regular: $30 (ends Sep. 30th)
Late Bird: $40 (ends Oct. 4th)

The event cost is for all hackathon participants; price of admission includes one Microsoft Azure Sphere hardware kit per participant, food throughout the weekend, the official long-sleeve shirt, swag, giveaways, and prizes for the winners.

➡️➡️ Buy your ticket(s) on Eventbrite: https://iot-hackathon-2019.eventbrite.com ⬅️⬅️

⏰ Agenda

Friday

6:00 - Doors Open + Dinner + Sponsors Fair
7:30 - Welcome from Women Who Code Portland
7:45 - IoT Tech Talks
9:00 - Team Announcements
9:30 - Go home and rest

Saturday

9:00 - Doors Open + Coffee + Bagels
9:30 - Hacking begins
12:00 - Lunch
1:00 - Hacking continues
6:00 - Dinner
9:00 - Go home and rest

Sunday

[Note: Due to the Portland Marathon, we will have a late start on Sunday. The marathon will shut down multiple roads in downtown Portland on Sunday morning, including some near Zapproved.]
1:00 - Doors Open + Lunch
2:30 - Submissions Due
3:30 - Presentations Begin
6:00 - Winners Announced + Closing Remarks

🙌 Sponsors

Thank you to Zapproved for hosting this event and to Microsoft Azure Sphere and Intel Open Source for sponsoring.

👩🏽‍💻 About Women Who Code

We are a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Our events offer study groups, technical workshops, hackathons, networking events, panel discussions, lightning talks, and social events featuring influential tech industry experts, innovators, and investors. We help you build the skills you need to raise your professional profile and achieve greater career success. Current and aspiring coders are welcome. Join our Slack community here: https://bit.ly/wwcpdx-slack

📃 Code of Conduct

WWCode is an inclusive community, dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. We do not tolerate harassment of members in any form.

Our Code of Conduct applies to all WWCode events and online communities. Read the full version at: http://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct

If you would like to report an incident, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form: http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report

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Saturday
Oct 5
Astrophotography - How to Photograph the Milky Way
Portland Community Church

In this Meetup, I'll share how to capture beautiful photographs and a time-lapse of the Milky Way.

I'll share ideas for places to capture the Milky Way for spectacular composition. I'll go over how to find the Milky Way based on location, clear skies, and low light pollution.

Next I'll share camera techniques such as focus, exposure, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO.

Lastly, I'll explain how to light paint your foreground, subject, and/or landscape. If we have time, I can cover how to enhance your photos in Lightroom and/or Photoshop.

Be inspired! Knowledge Mavens

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Simple 3D Modeling in Blender
Free Geek

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

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Hardware Basics 1 -- Great for kids!
Free Geek

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

No prior knowledge is necessary.

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Command Line Basics
Free Geek

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

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

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Monday
Oct 7
Marketing Loves Sales
through Portland Center Stage at The Armory 128 Northwest 11th Avenue Portland, OR 97209

This year’s Marketing Loves Sales event will focus on the pivotal role Social Media plays for marketing and sales. For the first time, the event will have tracks dedicated to the nuances of social media for each of these teams. From planned marketing programs to social selling, our speaker lineup is packed with industry experts and practitioners who will deliver fresh ideas and innovative case studies.

Join more than 300 sales and marketing and sales professionals for a day focused on upping your social media game!

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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
Oct 8
Advanced Command Line
Free Geek

Go further with the command line! Get to know grep, bash shortcuts, and other resources for working quickly and accurately in the command line. Basic proficiency required.

Recommended Prerequisites: Command Line Basics (https://commandlinebasics.eventbrite.com)

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Command Line: File Management
Free Geek

People think that only wizards can type a bunch of letters into a single line and make stuff appear. In our File Management class, we want to show that you can do that too!

This class will teach you how directory entries and file information is handled.

Recommended Prerequisites: Command Line Basics

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Puppetize PDX
through Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

See you at Puppet's annual user conference, Puppetize PDX.

Learn about DevOps best practices, hybrid cloud deployments, cloud-native application delivery, and ensuring security and compliance policies at scale. Network with the community and hang out in PDX.

Conference: 9-10 October. Training and community events 6-8 October.

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PDXWIT Presents Neurodiversity: Shifting Perspectives
Airship

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-neurodiversity-shifting-perspectives-tickets-69113007867] is required to gain entry to this event

Learning beyond our own thoughts and experiences broadens our perspective into the world of human behavior and interactions. Dive into neurodiversity with speaker Torri Wright, as she encourages us us to open our own minds to understand how others experience the world. This topic will broaden our ability to better communicate, problem solve, and resolve difficult situations within relationships and workplaces.

Agenda:

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

6 p.m. - PDXWIT and Host Introduction

6:15 p.m. - Presentation / Q & A

7:00 p.m. - Networking

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

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

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: On-street parking only

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

A: The main entrance on Burnside (right next to Tom's) has an intercom/call system and 24/7 locked doors. We will have volunteers letting folks in, greeting people and directing them up to the 4th floor via elevator or stairs. All locked doors will have employees monitoring/assisting guests for this event.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. 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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Wednesday
Oct 9
Programming with Python 2
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? Join us!

This class is part 2 of an introduction to programming concepts with Python, an easy-to-learn programming language. If you can type, you can program!

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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Portland OWASP - Threat Modeling in 2019 with Adam Shostack
New Relic

Attacks always get better, so your threat modeling needs to evolve. Learn what's new and important in threat modeling in 2019. Computers that are things are subject to different threats, and systems face new threats from voice cloning and computational propaganda and the growing importance of threats “at the human layer.” Take home actionable ways to ensure your security engineering is up to date.

Speaker: Adam Shostack Adam is a leading expert on threat modeling, and a consultant, entrepreneur, technologist, author and game designer. He's a member of the BlackHat Review Board, and helped create the CVE and many other things. He currently helps many organizations improve their security via Shostack & Associates, and advises startups including as a Mach37 Star Mentor. While at Microsoft, he drove the Autorun fix into Windows Update, was the lead designer of the SDL Threat Modeling Tool v3 and created the "Elevation of Privilege" game. Adam is the author of Threat Modeling: Designing for Security, and the co-author of The New School of Information Security.

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Thursday
Oct 10
Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

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

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

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

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Programming with JavaScript 1
Free Geek

No prior experience in programming required!

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

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

Recommended Prerequisites: Web Development 1, typing skills

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Black Women in STEM 2.0 Inaugural Summit
through DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland 1000 Northeast Multnomah Street Portland, OR 97232

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-women-in-stem-20-summit-tickets-64586470873?aff=ebdssbdestsearch] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us as we gather in beautiful Portland, Oregon for three days of presentations, panels and workshops designed to give attendees the tools and knowledge they need to strive and thrive in STEM and in life!

Black Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing careers (STEM 2.0) rarely have an opportunity to see one another at work or network with one another. This October, Black Women in STEM 2.0 will strive to change that by hosting a summit that allows them to meet and make long lasting connections as they continue to thrive in their chosen professions.

The inaugural summit "Innovate to Accelerate — Transforming STEM" will take place in Portland, Oregon from October 10 through 12, 2019 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel. A pre-reception sponsored by Wieden + Kennedy and Umpqua Bank will be held on Thursday, October 10th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm that will kick off the summit of engaging panels, lectures and workshops.

Keynote speaker:

Collette V. Smith

First Black Woman Coach of the National Football League - New York Jets

Guest Speakers:

Ivy McGregor, BeyGood & Parkland Entertainment Lamman Ruckert, Actor (OWN's Greenleaf)

The summit will also feature iPitch, a talent competition by iUrban Teen open to girls in grades 9 to 12 who are interested in becoming inventors. Participants will have the opportunity to pitch their concepts before a team of celebrity judges.

Event sponsors include Amazon, Nike, New Relic, Ernst & Young, Umpqua Bank, Autodesk, Weiden + Kennedy, Cambia and PDX Women in Tech. To learn more, register and/or sponsor, visit our event website at https://www.summit-bwistem.com

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Saturday
Oct 12
CAT barcamp
1900 SW 4th avenue, Portland Oregon 97201

CAT BarCamp is a free unconference hosted by the Computer Action Team at Portland State University every year. BarCamps are free conferences where the people who show up on the day of decide what the conference is about. No scheduled talks are planned beforehand by the organizers, making the range of talks and topics covered each year entirely unique. Timeslots are posted in an accessible place and the attendants are given (fairly) free reign to post and choose which talks they would like to attend or give. We only ask that topics be respectful and PG-rated. The CAT at PSU is an ops training organization that has secured the venue and is organizing the event. We expect many job-hungry students skilled in development, computer science, operations, and everything else to be in attendance at this event and we want to enable as many connections as possible. Because the CAT is a tech organization and has ties to the larger tech community, many speakers will likely give tech-oriented talks.

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Command Line Basics
Free Geek

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

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

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Social Media Privacy
Free Geek

Are you one of the one billion people using Facebook today?

With news of companies like Cambridge Analytica, we are increasingly aware of how our personal lives and contact information are used by social media companies. Now it's time to get educated and protect ourselves!

Join Free Geek for a deep dive into what you need to know to use social media like Facebook as privately as possible.

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Hardware Basics 1 -- Great for kids!
Free Geek

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

No prior knowledge is necessary.

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Make a DJ Push Pad with Raspberry Pi
Free Geek

Space is limited! Please register only if you are committed to attending.

Become a DIY DJ with Raspberry Pi! Come tinker with us using the Raspberry Pi, a powerful open source micro-computer that is revolutionizing the DIY landscape. By writing code and building circuits, you will create and customize a simple DJ push pad (much like the controllers used to make electronic music).

All necessary equipment is provided for class, but if you'd like to take it home, you can purchase a kit at the Free Geek Store!

Recommended Prerequisites: Anatomy of a Computer (call 503-232-9350 to register)

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Monday
Oct 14
Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Oct 15
PDXWIT Presents: October Happy Hour Networking Event
Viewpoint

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-october-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-69804149089] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for happy hour at Viewpoint on October 15th!

We have all experienced uncertainty in our lives and career, but sometimes this uncertainty can lead us in amazing directions. This month’s theme will be “Pivoting from uncertainty to passion.” To help get the networking flowing we will be using the conversation prompt “How have you overcome uncertainty in your career?”

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

A representative from our host company Viewpoint will share what they do and what job opportunities are available at the company

Kathy Lee, Software Engineer at Microsoft, will give a lightning talk titled "How to push through uncertainty into potential"

Molly Lindquist, Founder and CEO at Consano, will talk about Channeling Personal Crisis into Professional Passion

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.

Agenda:

4:30 pm - Doors open

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

6:30 pm - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes, we have one bathroom that is gender neutral downstairs, and male/female designated restrooms on the main floor..

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

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

A: Yes, we will be providing snacks and beverages.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: REC center lot is across the street from the venue. The location for the event will be at 1510 SE Water Avenue, and there is a second building across the street that has parking available after 4pm. There is street parking available in the surrounding area. (G permit parking on the street is free for the first 2 hours and open to anyone after 6PM.)

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

A: The doors require key card to get in at any time, so if someone leaves and wants to return, they will have to be let in by Viewpoint staff or PDXWIT Volunteer.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No garage or secured bike storage is provided; however, there are 2 bike racks in the outside parking lots that can be used.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Not necessarily, but Tilikum crossing transit junction is a short half-mile walk.

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
Oct 16
PDXWIT Presents: October West Side Mixer
Salesforce

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-october-west-side-mixer-tickets-70557959757] is required to gain entry to this event

When Workplace Stress Becomes a Mental Health Struggle

Many of us live and/or work on the west side of the Portland metro area and may not have a convenient professional community nearby. Thanks to support from PDXWIT and Salesforce, on October 16 we will get together in Hillsboro to talk about mental health.

In addition to our usual networking format, a representative from Salesforce will tell us about the company and share available opportunities. Kirsten Anderson, Channel Marketing Manager at Bigleaf Networks, will talk about normalizing mental health conversations in the workplace, preventing burnout, and warning signs that you could be on a slippery slope.

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: We do not have gender neutral specific restrooms, however, we have modified the restrooms in our main floor for that.

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: We have ample onsite parking and it is free. If you come in off Cornelius Pass Road, upon entering the parking lot continue straight for the closest parking to our building, which is clearly marked.

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

A: There are three entrances downstairs, however, only one will be used for entry to the site, which is our main entrance facing the parking lot directly across from the building. 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: Either works. Driving is pretty common for the office, however, the Orenco Max Station walk is about a 12 minute (leisurely) walk to our office.

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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Jr Dev Meetup- speaker
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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Thursday
Oct 17
Coaching for Results with the Agile Fluency™ Game
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Play the Game

Join James Shore and Diana Larsen, authors of "The Agile Fluency™ Model: A Brief Guide to Success with Agile," for a two-day Coaching for Results with the Agile Fluency Game Workshop at the Agile Fluency Project offices in Portland, Oregon.

The Agile Fluency Game provides a rich platform for learning about the benefits and trade-offs of adopting agile practices. You can use this physical, euro-style board game simulation to create stand-alone exercises or as part of a coaching/consulting practice, engineering leadership programs, or a larger training course. Learn how, as you create your own custom play-book from a series of mini-workshops using the game materials.

You will receive your own copy of the Agile Fluency Game and learn its secrets. Then you’ll move beyond game facilitation as you gain the knowledge to design powerful interactive learning experiences. For more about the game, visit: https://www.agilefluency.org/game.php .

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

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

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

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

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Change Your Career, Change Your Life :: Alchemy Info Session & Graduate Panel
Alchemy Code Lab

Wondering about a career in tech? There are many paths into tech and many types of people too. The volume of suggestions and advice can be confusing and contradictory. Come to our event on September 26th, and find out from our staff and grads:

  • What are the biggest motivators for people transitioning into tech
  • What jobs and roles exist and what are the associated career trajectories
  • What it takes to get hired in tech coming from a non-traditional background
  • How to leverage your prior work experiences and career skills to land a role in tech

If your current job isn’t truly enjoyable, lacks challenge or meaning, or you crave more respect and financial reward, then this is a great event for you to explore the opportunities a career in tech can provide. Our professional software development training program attracts students ready to transition to a rewarding career they love. We are the only code school in Portland specializing in placing people directly into software developer and engineering role, not internships. Join us as we share our secrets on what makes our students successful.

Agenda: 6:00 - 6:15: Networking with food and drink 6:15 - 6 45: Intro to our program and what a future career in coding looks like 6:45 - 7:30: Graduate Q&A Panel

We’re here to answer your questions, and look forward to meeting you!

For more information: - Please email [email protected] with any questions - Weekly Open House each Thursday at 12:30PM where you can learn more, see our program in action, and meet our staff. - Check out our blog (https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog) to learn more about our diverse and talented grads. - Read reviews on Course Report (https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab) and SwitchUp (https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab) for reviews.

We hope to meet you soon!

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Friday
Oct 18
One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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Hardware Basics 1 -- Great for kids!
Free Geek

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

No prior knowledge is necessary.

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Portland Retro Gaming Expo
through Oregon Convention Center Website
Saturday
Oct 19
Top 5 Photoshop Effects to Impress Your Family, Friends, and Coworkers
Portland Community Church

Ever wonder if a photo is from camera or created with Photoshop?

In this Meetup, I'll share how to create the most amazing effects in Photoshop.

  1. Double Exposure
  2. Cinemagraph
  3. Smoke Face Effect
  4. Mosaic
  5. Dispersion Effect

You're welcome to bring your laptop to share your skills. If you don't have Photoshop, you can download it free for a week or purchase it for $120 a year.

Be inspired! Knowledge Mavens

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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Digital Privacy Primer
Free Geek

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

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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Using WiFi Securely: What Should I Know?
Free Geek

Do you use wi-fi? Probably. Most people do! But do you use wi-fi in a secure way? ¯_(ツ)_/¯ How can you tell? In this Free Geek workshop, learn how to use wi-fi securely when in public, and the essentials of protecting your home wi-fi network.

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Sunday
Oct 20
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
Oct 21
PDXWIT Presents: Volunteer Info Night
Alchemy Code Lab 30 Northwest 10th Avenue Portland, OR 97209

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-volunteer-info-night-tickets-62891285528] is required to gain entry to this event

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

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

Agenda:

6pm p.m. - Doors open

6:15 p.m. - Event begins

Introduce attendees to PDXWIT

Provide overview of:

PDXWIT Goals

Volunteer Program and Agreement

Different types of volunteer roles

Example of some of the regular teams

Highlight some upcoming volunteer needs

Answer questions

8 pm - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

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

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No onsite parking available but plenty of street parking.

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

A: The door to the building will be unlocked. Attendees should enter from our only entrance on 10th, across the street from Powell's and use the elevator or stairs to come to our space on the second floor.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: There are a few secured bike parking spots on the second floor

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, the streetcar stops right in front of the building.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Oct 22
Intro to Shell Scripting
Free Geek

Control your computer, make your own programs, and make timed actions for your programs by learning to shell script. Command line knowledge required.

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Lunch & Learn - Pregame Your Business
Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI)

Pregame Your Business

You have a business plan, but do you have a game plan? Find out how Pregame has reinvented business strategy for entrepreneurs, creators, and innovators. Founder and author Ciara Pressler will share the new best practices for growth in your business, marketing, and more.

Pregame is the new HQ for entrepreneurs and experienced executives to accelerate their business growth. Like a gym for your goals, daily sessions in business strategy, marketing, sales, and more, give you unlimited opportunities to pump up your strategy and overcome your obstacles. Find out more at www.pregamehq.com

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Command Line Basics
Free Geek

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

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

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Wednesday
Oct 23
Programming with Python 3
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? Join us!

This class is part 3 of an introduction to programming concepts with Python, an easy-to-learn programming language.

In this class you will learn the basics of Object Oriented Programming with Python. Encapsulation, Inheritance, Polymorphism and other scary sounding terms will be demystified!

Recommended Prerequisites: Programming with Python 1 and Programming with Python 2

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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PDXWIT Presents: Women of Color in Tech
Port of Portland Headquarters, 7200 NE Airport Way, 97218

Registration through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-women-of-color-in-tech-tickets-70668811317) is required to gain entry to this event

Have you ever gone above and beyond your job role only to feel emotionally drained? These days, emotional labor is all-inclusive. Being expected to do things for free in order to get the job done while keeping your emotions in check all fall under emotional labor. Join us at the Port of Portland while we explore and discuss ways of lifting women up and creating a support group at work.

Moderated by Priscilla Lim from Port of Portland and speakers Tanya Webb, from Puppet, Lakecia Gunter from Intel, and Tara Zaremba from the city of Seattle, this panel will discuss different types of emotional labor in the workplace, race and how it affects people of color, and cultural norms and stereotypes that are happening in the workplace.

Who should attend? The PDXWIT Women of Color in Tech group is a space dedicated to women and non-binary community who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color (BIPOC). Although this event is open and an inclusive space for allies and supportive community, we ask that you please acknowledge before registering for this event that this is a specific space for those in which the group is dedicated to first and foremost.

Agenda: 5:30 p.m. - Doors open/Networking 6:15 p.m. - Introductions 6:30 p.m. - Panel Begins and Q&A 7:15 p.m. - Networking 7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ Q: Will there be gender-neutral restrooms? A: No.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes.

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

Q: What is the parking situation? A: We have parking garages (airport long term and short term parking) that are not free but we will validate parking at the event (so parking will be free). Event attendees may park in either.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: Attendees will need to access the elevator to the Port’s HQ office either via the parking garage north tunnel (either garage—the elevator is at the far east end). There is a south tunnel, but it does not provide access the event. The the 1st floor main entrance is another option and is reachable either via taking the long term parking garage elevators down to it or from a front door entrance.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: You can find detailed information at https://www.flypdx.com/BicycleResources.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Public Transportation to the PDX is very easy, especially via the MAX (red line).

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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AgilePDX User Group - Portland Metro - Tech Hiring Insights: A Discussion with Experts in the Silicon Forest
Smarsh

Please RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/264541629/

As the Silicon Forest continues to grow, we turn to hiring authorities in the tech community for answer son how to navigate everything from IT management struggles like retention and hiring, to the effects of the latest technology trends on your career path. Our panelists have a combined 25+ years in tech and are excited to share their experiences and answer questions.

Panelists:

-- Neil Hefty, Talent Solutions Director at ProFocus Technology, an Inc. 500 Staffing and Consulting Company.
-- Chris Miller, VP of Human Resources at Smarsh, the leading provider of data archiving solutions. Helping organizations capture content, reveal risk and provide insights and opportunity for a proper response.
-- Lauren Shey, HR Generalist at Metal Toad, an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner providing cloud migration, AWS-based IoT, and Mobile solutions.

Agenda:

6:00-6:30 Networking/Food/Drinks/Door Prizes
6:30-7:05 Panelist Presentations
7:05-7:40 Breakout Discussions with Presenters
7:40-8:00 Report Out and Wrap Up

This special event is made possible by platinum sponsor ProFocus Technology (https://www.profocustechnology.com/) with space provided by Smarsh (https://www.smarsh.com/). Learn more about our sponsors at agilepdx.org or come chat with us at the event!

Additional Information:

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes, the space is ADA accessible via the entrance to Pacific Center on 6th Ave.

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Contact an event facilitator for further information.

Q: Will there be food and drinks at this event? A: Food & Drink provided by ProFocus. GF/DF/V options available.

Q: What is the easiest way to get to the venue? A: If you can get to Pioneer Courthouse Square, you can get to this event! Trimet serves the area very well. Parking is available nearby in many paid lots. Parking validation will not be provided.

Q: How do I enter the building? A: Enter the Pacific Center building on 6th Ave, near Water Ave Coffee (in the adjoining building)

This event is inclusive and open to all.

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Thursday
Oct 24
One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

Website
Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

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

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

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

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Command Line: Text Processing
Free Geek

This class shows understanding of how text content are handled within the input/output as well as files.

Goal of class: Know in high-level view how input/output are handled

Redirect input/output to a file instead of the standard Redirect input/output in shell from one program to another Understand the grep, sed and awk commands to search and replace file contents Understand the basic of regex and its relevance Understand the basic of cryptography and its relevance

Recommended Prerequisites: Command Line Basics, Command Line File Management

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#FullStackPDX : October : Critique
AltSource HQ

Tickets can be purchased at Meetup.com

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Friday
Oct 25
Hardware Basics 1 -- Great for kids!
Free Geek

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

No prior knowledge is necessary.

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Saturday
Oct 26
Command Line Basics
Free Geek

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

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

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Design your own Video Game
Free Geek

Are you an aspiring video game designer? Or do you just love video games and want to learn more about what goes into making one?

Take a journey through the process of designing your own video game from the first stages of character design all the way through editing and adding in sound effects!

This class gives you an overview of the free open source software that will help you make a video game. Explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling the flow of gameplay, character design and storytelling.

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***Spanish*** Getting Started with Your Free Geek Computer
Free Geek

Teacher: Daisy Calvert, Mark Bolden, Veronica Young, Brandon Burnett Maximum students: 8

These classes help volunteers setup and use their new Ubuntu-based computers. Volunteers who take these classes receive one year of free tech support from Free Geek!* Along with volunteers in the adoption program, hardware grant recipients, thrift store shoppers and community members are also welcome to sign up, although we recommend you consider our Using Ubuntu Linux class instead.

*Free tech support void if you make major modifications to your computer or change the operating system.

Monday
Oct 28
Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Oct 29
OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Dinner 2019
Oregon Convention Center

It’s like the Oscars, but with less glam and more grit.

Each fall, over 600 local business leaders converge at OEN’s Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Dinner for Oregon’s largest and most prestigious business networking event. OEN will select finalists and a winner in seven categories—Battle of the Schools, Bootstrap Stage, Early Stage, Development Stage, Growth Stage, Entrepreneurial Achievement and Game Changer.

The winner from each category will be announced on October 29, 2019, during the awards dinner at the Oregon Convention Center.

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Thursday
Oct 31
One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

Website
One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

Website
Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

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

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

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

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Friday
Nov 1
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

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

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

Website
Monday
Nov 4
Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Thursday
Nov 7
Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

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

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

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

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Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Happy Hour
Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI

Please join us for our July Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health PDX Happy Hour at the Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI!

Come mingle with your fellow biotech and digital health enthusiasts, help build community, and share your ideas on how to further accelerate the growth of these promising sectors in Portland.

These happy hours brings together creative and driven professionals who are passionate about promoting the growth of Portland's Biotech and Digital Health sectors. This is a great opportunity to network and build relationships with individuals working across these sectors in both academia and industry. Enjoy a free drink, build community, and contribute your ideas and efforts towards accelerating Biotech and Digital Health in PDX.

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Tuesday
Nov 12
Lunch & Learn: Awesome Studios with Dave Sanders
Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI

Dave Sanders will come to speak about Awesome Studios.

Stay tuned for more information!

Thursday
Nov 14
Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

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

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

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

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#FullStackPDX : November : Critique
AltSource HQ

Tickets can be purchased at Meetup.com

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Sunday
Nov 17
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
Nov 18
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
Nov 19
DigiMarCon World 2019 - Digital Marketing Conference
through Online

DigiMarCon World 2019 is your chance to ... - Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry. - Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level. - Network with thought leaders, collaborate with your peers and build your network in a beautiful atmosphere.

DigiMarCon World 2019 Digital Marketing Conference & Exhibition will be held Online from November 19th to 21st, 2019, available live stream and on-demand. It is the largest Digital Marketing Event in the World and will be attended by thousands of Digital Marketing Professionals. Whatever your goal is; reinforcing customer loyalty, improving lead generation, increasing sales, or driving stronger consumer engagement, the DigiMarCon World 2019 line up has been specifically designed to help you develop your audience.

Immerse yourself in topics like digital strategy, programmatic advertising, web experience management, usability / design, mobile marketing & retargeting, customer engagement, user acquisition, social media marketing, targeting & optimization, video marketing, data science & big data, web analytics & A/B testing, email marketing, content marketing, conversion rate optimization, search engine optimization, paid search marketing, geo-targeting, predictive analysis & attribution, growth hacking, conversion rate optimization, growth marketing tools, marketing & sales automation, sustainable growth strategies, product marketing & UX / UI and much, much more!

At DigiMarCon World 2019, you will receive all the elements you need to achieve digital marketing success! Conventional thought will be challenged, new ways of thinking will emerge, and you will leave with your head and notebooks full of action items and ideas to lead your agency / team / account to even greater success.

Be a part of DigiMarCon World 2019 and discover how to thrive and succeed as a marketer in a rapidly evolving digital world.

Secure your seat now and take advantage of our discounted super early bird registration rates.

For more details visit https://digimarconworld.com. .

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Wednesday
Nov 20
Jr Dev Meetup
White Owl Social Club

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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Monday
Dec 2
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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Wednesday
Dec 4
PDXRust Meetup: macros_rule!
Mozilla

This month's speaker: Russell Cousineau (@rcousineau on GitLab)

Learn about Rust macros by example. We'll learn what kinds of macros exist in Rust and how they work. Then we'll build a really simple declarative macro, followed by a really simple procedural macro. To wrap up, we'll dissect some macros in the wild!

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Thursday
Dec 5
#FullStackPDX : December : Critique
through AltSource HQ

Tickets can be purchased at Meetup.com

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Friday
Dec 6
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

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

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

Website
Monday
Dec 9
Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Sunday
Dec 15
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Monday
Dec 16
Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Wednesday
Dec 18
Jr Dev Meetup- speaker
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/.

Website
Monday
Jan 6, 2020
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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Thursday
Jan 9, 2020
Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Happy Hour
Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI

Please join us for our July Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health PDX Happy Hour at the Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI!

Come mingle with your fellow biotech and digital health enthusiasts, help build community, and share your ideas on how to further accelerate the growth of these promising sectors in Portland.

These happy hours brings together creative and driven professionals who are passionate about promoting the growth of Portland's Biotech and Digital Health sectors. This is a great opportunity to network and build relationships with individuals working across these sectors in both academia and industry. Enjoy a free drink, build community, and contribute your ideas and efforts towards accelerating Biotech and Digital Health in PDX.

Thursday
Mar 5, 2020
Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Happy Hour
Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI

Please join us for our July Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health PDX Happy Hour at the Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI!

Come mingle with your fellow biotech and digital health enthusiasts, help build community, and share your ideas on how to further accelerate the growth of these promising sectors in Portland.

These happy hours brings together creative and driven professionals who are passionate about promoting the growth of Portland's Biotech and Digital Health sectors. This is a great opportunity to network and build relationships with individuals working across these sectors in both academia and industry. Enjoy a free drink, build community, and contribute your ideas and efforts towards accelerating Biotech and Digital Health in PDX.

Thursday
Apr 30, 2020
WHAT IS INFORMATION? (2020)
through University of Oregon Portland

What is Information? marks the 10th 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. We invite proposals for scholarly papers, panels, and installations on a wide variety of issues and topics.

The Call for Proposals and additional details will be available in September 2019.

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Thursday
May 7, 2020
Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Happy Hour
Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI

Please join us for our July Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health PDX Happy Hour at the Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI!

Come mingle with your fellow biotech and digital health enthusiasts, help build community, and share your ideas on how to further accelerate the growth of these promising sectors in Portland.

These happy hours brings together creative and driven professionals who are passionate about promoting the growth of Portland's Biotech and Digital Health sectors. This is a great opportunity to network and build relationships with individuals working across these sectors in both academia and industry. Enjoy a free drink, build community, and contribute your ideas and efforts towards accelerating Biotech and Digital Health in PDX.

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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