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Monday
May 16
Cellphone voting
Online

Earlier this year, the Oregon State Legislature was considering adoption of bill HB 4136, which would have required the Secretary of State to establish a digital voting system allowing voters to cast their ballots electronically—via a computer, electronic tablet, cellphone, or another digital device.

The measure remained in committee and never came to a vote, but legislators may be planning to introduce a new version of the bill in next year's longer session.

Should you be happy or concerned about the prospect of cellphone voting?

Currently, over twenty pilot programs are in place across the country to test the feasibility of mobile voting. Proponents argue that cellphone voting could increase voter turnout, and voting from the comfort of your mobile phone sounds easy, right? But is it really a good idea?

Before giving this technology a stamp of approval, we need to consider some of the issues around the process of electronic voting. For example, is it secure? Does it protect voter privacy? And how would we verify election results?

Dr. Stephanie Singer and Sheila Golden have been focused on election systems for many years. Ms. Golden is well known in Oregon for her advocacy around election technology, while Dr. Singer is known nationwide for her expertise on election technology and processes. They'll join us this month to explore the pros and cons of voting via cellphone and will explain how such a system would work, who's behind the effort to adopt mobile voting, and why voting from our phones may or may not be a good course of action.

Bring your questions, and come learn how you can make your voice heard on this issue!

Please RSVP via Meetup or by sending an email to [email protected].

Speaker bios:

Sheila Golden is an activist focusing on election integrity, civil liberties/immigrant rights, and climate justice. She works with the League of Women Voters-OR and Scrutineers.

Stephanie Singer is a data scientist and former election official. She has assembled, analyzed and explained data for private business, public agencies, campaigns and election oversight. Her public service projects have been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Knight Foundation. In 2020 she created the VoteVisualizer, a web app allowing users to explore election results from across the country. Her client list includes the Orange County Registrar of Voters and the nonpartisan nonprofit Verified Voting. She has advised elected officials across the country, including Oregon Secretary of State Shemia Fagan. From 2012-2016 she served on the Philadelphia County Board of Elections -- including one year as chair -- where she made data freely available, used data analysis to fight unconstitutional burdens on the voting process, and introduced "I Voted Today" stickers to all Philadelphia polling places. She won the post by defeating a 36-year incumbent in a citywide election. Singer co-chaired the statewide Election Reform Committee of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania. Singer studied math and computer science at Yale and Stanford, completed a Ph.D. at New York University and earned tenure from Haverford College. She has written two books on mathematical physics.

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday
May 26
Power Pitching: Every Time, Every Situation
Online via Zoom

This workshop is all about pitching...whether it's for investors, at a networking event (live or virtual) or to decide on a collaborator.

What does it really take to make a powerful pitch?

What are the pitfalls to avoid at all cost?

How can you master the art of pitching with your own style, personality and brand?

Join Career Coach/StartOut Workshop Facilitator, Jim Arnoff, who will give you the career coach's top tips for pitching with conviction and results.

What you'll learn:

Tips on how to prepare How to read the person you're pitching how to engage with & anticipate every question If you ever wondered what it really takes to do a successful pitch, this workshop is for you!

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Friday
Jun 10
Creating Efficient Code with SQL - Presented by Marquita Hartman
The Tech Academy

Marquita Hartman graduated from The Tech Academy in 2019, and has since become a software developer at Computershare, where she mainly works with SQL and other Microsoft data services.

Marquita will be joining us to speak on creating efficient code in SQL, and giving some insight on SQL related skills that potential employers might be looking for.

Her talk will entail: -Creating tables and using appropriate indexs -When and Why you should use a View vs a Table -Tuning techniques for stored procedures -How to test efficiency -A brief overview of an Explain Plan

Join us on Friday June 10th at 1pm Pacific Time in our Google Meet Room.

RSVP on MeetUp: bit.ly/tt0610 RSVP on EventBrite: bit.ly/ebtt0610

Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube channel: bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

Don't miss this opportunity to learn about creating efficient code in SQL!

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Thursday
May 12
BikeLoudPDX Hack Night
online

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

Agenda:

  • new 311 system / pdxreporter issues
  • whatever else folks are working on or asking about

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

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Tuesday
May 3
AAPI in Tech: Leadership through Collaboration
Virtual

Registration through Zoom is required to attend.

Last year we came together to debunk the model minority myth. This year, join PDXWIT and AAPI in Tech to highlight powerful women who are leading us into the future.

Moderated by Zhou Fang, this conversation will include a panel of leaders in and adjacent to the tech industry including Anna Madill, Padmashree Koneti, and Virginia Luka. Their collective lived experience gives us a glimpse of how communities can rally together, lift each other up, and demolish the bamboo ceiling.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our mission are welcome.

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Friday
Apr 29
Choosing Better Open Source: Lessons From The Real-World with Miki Demeter
The Tech Academy

Miki Demeter will be joining us to discuss open source software on April 29th!

Open source software is code that is designed to be publicly accessible; anyone can see, modify, and distribute the code as they see fit.

This talk will cover open source software and why it's important to look at the software that is put into products.

Miki's current position is as a Security Researcher in the IPAS GO (formerly Security Center of Excellence) working on Secure Development Lifecycle governance and as Product Security Expert for Open Source Software.

She is a TrevorChat Crisis Counselor and is working with outside organizations like Women Who Code, Women of Security, Portland Women in Tech, and the Diana Initiative to help drive diversity and true inclusion while advocating for women in the STEM field.

Join us Friday April 29th at 1pm Pacific Time in our Google Meet Room.

RSVP on MeetUp: bit.ly/TTMU429

Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording on our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

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Tuesday
Apr 19
Portland Java User Group meetup
Online

This month's topic: Code Generation on the Java VM

Code generation has become a mainstream technique for building modern Java applications. Whether you are using OpenAPI, GraphQL, or gRPC, your team can leverage code generation to speed up development and reduce defects. This presentation will discuss common code generation techniques. We’ll examine how to automatically generate Kotlin, Java, and Scala code.

Bio

Sean Sullivan is a Principal Software Engineer in Portland Oregon. He is passionate about code generators and automated delivery pipelines. Sean is a frequent speaker at the Portland Java User Group.

RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/PDXJUG/events/285348647/

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Monday
Apr 18
Police Intelligence Gathering and Surveillance Audit

Last year, staff at the City of Portland Auditor’s Office performed an audit of police intelligence gathering and surveillance, and their report has just been released to the public. The objective of the audit was to answer the question "Did police gather intelligence and conduct criminal investigations in a manner that protected privacy and civil liberties during the protests that occurred between May 2020 and May 2021?".

Further details about the audit are available here: https://www.portland.gov/audit-services/news/2021/8/17/police-intelligence-gathering-and-surveillance-audit-end-planning

And the full report is here: http://www.portland.gov/police-intelligence-gathering

At this month's meeting, Elizabeth Pape, from the City of Portland Auditor’s Office, will join us to share the results of the audit. Come and learn about the audit process, why this specific topic was chosen, and the conclusions reached as a result of the audit. As City legislators look to enact a surveillance ordinance for Portland, considering the impacts of surveillance on privacy and civil liberties is an important step in setting the course for Portland's use of surveillance technologies.

We hope you'll attend!

Please RSVP via this Meetup page or by sending an email to [email protected].

Speaker bio:

Elizabeth Pape is a Performance Auditor at the City of Portland Auditor’s Office in Portland Oregon. She has a fifteen-year background working in diverse government settings from Washington County Oregon, to New Orleans Louisiana, to Prague in the Czech Republic. Elizabeth just finished an audit of police intelligence gathering and is starting a new one about access and navigation for homeless services. She also coordinates the audit follow-up process and the Fraud Hotline for the Portland City Auditor. Elizabeth has a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning degree from Portland State University.

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/

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

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

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Saturday
Apr 16
Saas: Product Idea to Prototype (MVP) And Everything in Between!

Got a great idea? Need an app for it? It can be daunting, but it's easier than you think.

Get a $50 discount by sharing this event on social media. Details below!

Early Bird Tickets: $369 Tickets After March 31st: $449

In this 3 hour workshop I'll work through how to get your product off the ground and launch it into a market.

I'll spend the first 2 hours walking through how to develop the product with a live example:

  • The Idea.
  • Product Mockup
  • MVP Development
  • Product Launch!

The 3rd hour will be used for questions / stories.

This workshop is ideal for the following businesses:

  • Small businesses needing an app for their service
  • Entrepreneurs with an app idea for a new business
  • Businesses/entrepreneurs needing a website
  • Businesses needing an app for their own needs

Don't fit into those categories but still want to build an app? No worries. You'll still find this workshop valuable.

About Jordan

Jordan is a software developer with over 10 years of software development experience. He's currently freelancing as part of his own company Damn Good Technology that provides IT consulting and development services to medium and small businesses.

You can find out more about him at https://damngood.tech

Discount Details

Either share this even page or the posts from @damngoodtek related to this event to get $50 off ticket price. Simply create a screenshot of the post, email it to [email protected] with the subject "SaaS app discount" and receive a code for the discount.

IMPORTANT: This must be done before purchase. If you do it after purchase I'll do my best to refud you the lost amount but I can't guarantee it.

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Thursday
Apr 14
BikeLoudPDX Hack Night
online

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

April Agenda:

  • video cameras and software for on-bike videos
  • new 311 system / pdxreporter issues
  • whatever else folks are working on or asking about

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

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Wednesday
Apr 13
Ensuring your MVP Success with a Failure Mode Effects Analysis
Zoom

Every product has challenges and risks that must be managed to ensure success, help turn your unknown risks into known ones through the FMEA process.

An MVP (Minimum viable product) is a basic, launch-able version of your product that supports minimal yet must-have features (which define its value proposition).

Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) is a methodology for analyzing potential problems early in the product development cycle where it is easier to take action to overcome potential issues, thereby enhancing reliability through design. The tool is used to identify relationships between process and product requirements and the potential for unacceptable outputs and their effects.

In this session you will: Review the various forms of product risk analysis used in different industries. Use a basic template to ensure all product challenges and risks are accounted for + managed with your teams. Access a set of case-study examples to help ensure successful use of the tool in the future.

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Friday
Mar 25
The Importance of Unit Testing with Lyman McBride
The Tech Academy

Lyman McBride is a professional trombone player who became a software engineer in 2021. Currently a full stack engineer on the integrations team at JobNimbus LLC, he enjoys the process of creating clean, efficient, and maintainable code. Unit testing is not only an every day part of a software engineer's life, but is often part of the interview process, making it a vital concept for the aspiring engineer to understand.

Lyman's talk will cover concepts of: -The what and why of Unit Testing -Unit test anatomy -Assertions -Clean code and readability -Preventing Tech Debt

Join us Friday, March 25th, at 1pm Pacific Time (2p MT, 3p CT, 4p ET) in our Google Meet room.

Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

Don't miss this great opportunity to learn about the importance of unit testing

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Monday
Mar 14
Portland Surveillance Policy Development
Online

After passing a privacy resolution and two facial recognition bans, City of Portland staff are now working on drafting a policy for a surveillance ordinance for Portland. This surveillance technologies policy will focus on how the City of Portland uses, procures, and manages surveillance technologies and information.

And the policy drafters want input from you!

At this month's meeting, learn about the development of Portland's surveillance ordinance and how you can participate. Because of the complexity of such a policy, its development will be divided into three separate modules, with a discussion of the first module beginning on Wednesday, March 16th. Hector Dominguez, Open Data Coordinator at Smart City PDX, within Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, will join us at this meeting to explain the City's planned process for developing the policy and how community members can share their thoughts and insights.

Come to the meeting, join the conversation, and help create a strong and effective surveillance policy for Portland!

Please RSVP via the Meetup page or by sending an email to [email protected]. Meetup meeting page: https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/events/284474458/

Speaker bio:

Hector Dominguez is the Open Data Coordinator at the City of Portland. In 2009, Portland became the first city in the United States to adopt an Open Data Resolution to encourage the expansion of the technological community by promoting open data and partnerships between City government and the public, private and nonprofit sectors, academia, and labor.

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

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

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

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

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

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Sunday
Mar 13
Hit submit: Apply to PIE virtual coworking sprint
Online

Have a partially completed application that you can't seem to finalize? Could you use some motivation, accountability, and camaraderie to derail your procrastination? Have a few last-minute questions before you hit "submit"?

Join PIE staff, alums, community members, and other PIE hopefuls for a coworking session focused on getting your PIE application completed and submitted ahead of the deadline (March 14, 2022 at 11:59PM Pacific Time). https://piepdx.com/apply

Join us Sunday evening (Pacific Time) — the day before applications are due — in the PIE virtual cafe, powered by PIE alum Workfrom. Everyone will be on mute. Cameras are optional.

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Thursday
Mar 10
BikeLoudPDX Hack Night
online

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

March Agenda:

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

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Wednesday
Mar 2
Portland Lunch 2.0: Virtually
Online

There's no better time to reconnect with folks in the community with whom you've lost touch. And there's no better way to gather with a random smattering of your startup community peers than Portland Lunch 2.0. Even if it is virtually.

No agenda. No talks. Just (virtual) lunch with your community.

https://www.airmeet.com/e/b7e09bb0-8485-11ec-88b1-451fe11bc4f3

Sponsored by PIE (https://piepdx.com)

By participating in this event, you agree to abide by the PIE Code of Conduct (http://www.piepdx.com/code-of-conduct)

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Friday
Feb 18
Choosing Better Open Source: Lessons From The Real-World with Miki Demeter
The Tech Academy

Miki Demeter will be joining us to discuss open source software on February 18th!

Open source software is code that is designed to be publicly accessible: anyone can see, modify, and distribute the code as they see fit.

This talk will cover open source software and why it's important to look at the software that is put into products.

Miki's current position is as a Security Researcher In the IPAS GO (formerly Security Center of Excellence) working on Secure Development Lifecycle governance and as Product Security Expert for Open Source Software.

She is a TrevorChat Crisis Counselor and is working with outside organizations like Women Who Code, Women of Security, Portland Women in Tech, and the Diana Initiative to help drive diversity and true inclusion while advocating for women in the STEM fields.

Join us Friday, February 18th at 1pm Pacific Time (2p MT, 3p CT, 4p ET)

RSVP on Meetup: bit.ly/TTfeb18 RSVP on Eventbrite: bit.ly/TTEfeb18

Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

Don't miss out on another great opportunity to learn and network!

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Tuesday
Feb 15
PIE Applications AMA (Ask Me Anything)
Online

Feel free to submit (and upvote) questions ahead of time on Crowdcast


By the time you attend this session, PIE applications will be open! Have questions about the program? Looking for some guidance on the application itself? Wondering if this mentoring format is right for you? Cool. Let's talk about that. All of that.

Please join PIE for a question and answer session on the application process, our programs, startup accelerators in general, and the potential benefits for early-stage startups.

If you're the founder of an early stage startup that has a product of some sort, you should show up. Whether you're building a SaaS product, a hardware product, or a typical consumer product, PIE has a program to support you along your journey.

PLEASE RSVP: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/pie-application-ama-20220215

By participating in this event, you agree to abide by the PIE Code of Conduct (http://www.piepdx.com/code-of-conduct)

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Thursday
Feb 10
BikeLoudPDX Hack Night
online

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

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

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Saturday
Feb 5
CETI Constellations: Shimmering Ecologies
CETI @ PSU

CETI Constellations: Mesmerizing Light Experiences as part of the Portland Winter Light Festival About this event Shimmering Ecologies fantastic experiences shifting between imagined and real, uncanny and marvelous, generative and fragmenting.

In January, a group of artists, technologists, and hackers gathered for a weekend of collaborative creative experiments to bring mesmerizing, quirky, whimsical, and joyful interactive, immersive creations to life.

Join us on the evening of Feb 5 (4pm - 10pmish) for a thrilling show as part of the Portland Winter Light festival. Invite family and friends.

Details (on artists and works) here.


Visitors (and participants) must agree to CETI's Code of Conduct and be properly masked and fully vaccinated.

PSU and CETI will check proof of vaccination (cards) at the door.

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Wednesday
Feb 2
Portland Lunch 2.0: Virtually
Online

There's no better time to reconnect with folks in the community with whom you've lost touch. And there's no better way to gather with a random smattering of your startup community peers than Portland Lunch 2.0. Even if it is virtually.

No agenda. No talks. Just (virtual) lunch with your community.

https://www.airmeet.com/e/d4677d80-787d-11ec-af4d-9fb5c954f03f

Sponsored by PIE (https://piepdx.com)

By participating in this event, you agree to abide by the PIE Code of Conduct (http://www.piepdx.com/code-of-conduct)

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Wednesday
Jan 26
Apply to PIE: Question & Answer session
Online

Thinking about applying to PIE (http://www.piepdx.com)? Have questions about the program? Curious as to what an accelerator even does? Wondering if the format is right for you? Cool. Let's talk about that. All of that.

Please join PIE for a question and answer session to get more information on our programs and the benefits for early stage startups.

Questions about the programs we offer causing you to second guess whether you should even show up? Well, let's get that one answered first. Yes. The answer is yes. If you're the founder of an early stage startup that has a product of some sort, you should show up. Whether you're building a SaaS product, a hardware product, or a typical consumer product, PIE has a program to support you along your journey.

By participating in this event, you agree to abide by the PIE Code of Conduct: http://www.piepdx.com/code-of-conduct

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Thursday
Jan 20
PDXWIT Presents: LGBTQ+ in Tech: Authentic Representation in the Gaming Industry
virtual

Registration through Zoom is required to gain entry to this virtual event

The wise video game director of “Tell Me Why,” Florent Guillaume said, “...authentic representation was crucial, in part, because video games can put you in the shoes of characters that you don't necessarily relate to.” Gaming is a big industry. With representation from all over the world, it takes more than just code to represent the authenticity of a character within a game. It also means that the people creating it are well represented in order to provide as accurate a representation of the cultures and behaviors enacted within a game.

Join PDXWIT for this panel discussion to learn more about how game acculturation is changing the gaming industry and what it takes to create characters and stories that you and I can relate to in a virtual environment.

Facilitated by Crystal Sincoff and Hazel Valdez, you will hear from Kate Edwards, Executive Director of Global Game Jam, as well as game developers including Lauren Lizardo and Zach Deocadiz as they discuss what’s happening in the gaming industry today.

You will also hear from our host and find out if they have open positions.

Agenda: 12:00 p.m. - Event opens/networking 12:05 p.m. - Introductions 12:10 p.m. - Panel discussion begins 12:50 p.m. - Q&A 1:00 p.m. - Event ends

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

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Tuesday
Jan 18
**TUESDAY** The Digital Defense Fund and information security in abortion access
Virtual

NOTE: this meeting is on the 3rd TUESDAY because of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday!

The 2020s have seen new and complex challenges for those fighting for reproductive freedom. In September of last year, the Texas legislature passed one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the nation, prohibiting all procedures after 6 weeks, without exceptions for rape or incest. But SB8 goes further, giving citizens with no connection to the woman the right to sue in civil court any person who aids her in seeking an abortion. As Planned Parenthood states, this means that “private citizens can sue other Texans for having or aiding in the procurement of an abortion — they can sue anyone from the person who drives the patient to the clinic to the doctor who performs the abortion.” (https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/planned-parenthood-pennsylvania-advocates/blog/how-did-texas-get-to-sb8) As the EFF predicts, “The result will be a chilling effect on speech and a litigation cudgel that will be used to silence those who seek to give women truthful information about their reproductive options.”

Since 2017, the Digital Defense Fund has brought engineers and organizers together to provide security and technology support for the abortion access movement. Kate Bertash, Director of the DDF, will speak during our January event about the critical work the DDF does to create "a future where technology and innovation support secure, autonomous reproductive decisions, free from stigma.”

Speaker bio:

Kate Bertash (she/her) is Director of the Digital Defense Fund, a team providing technology and security resources and front-line support to the American abortion access movement. She brings together a background in nonprofit fundraising and technology, and left startup life after co-organizing the Abortion Access Hackathons and Debug Politics Hackathons. In her free time she helps organize the Crypto and Privacy Village at DEFCON, designs fabrics, and is working on building a science research and education center here in the Pacific Northwest.

Related links: https://digitaldefensefund.org/ Her Twitter handle is @KateRoseBee.

{short} Code of Conduct

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

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

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

Our Code of Conduct

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

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Friday
Jan 7
Teaching code to the next generation with Andrew Russo
The Tech Academy

First Tech Talk of 2022!

Andrew Russo will be joining us to discuss their experience teaching code to elementary students.

Andrew teaches code to elementary students while working as a freelance developer. He is knowledgeable in JavaScript, Java, SQL and more.

He will be discussing the importance of teaching code to the next generation, his experience teaching code and how it improved his coding skills.

Join us Friday, January 7th at 1pm Pacific Time (2p MT, 3p CT, 4p ET) in our google meet room: https://meet.google.com/erw-giij-ktv

Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

Don't miss great opportunity to learn and network!

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Friday
Dec 17, 2021
PDX CoffeeOps
Online

We're a welcoming community of folx who gather to talk about software development + operations (Dev + Ops) tools and culture in downtown Portland. We meet every other Friday on Zoom for the foreseeable future.

Our Lean Coffee (http://leancoffee.org/) format allows us to talk about a diverse range of topics.

We follow the Seattle DevOps Code of Conduct https://seattledevops.net/codeofconduct/ and encourage all attendees to read and abide by it.

Join us on slack! https://join.slack.com/t/coffeeops/shared_invite/zt-uftlq5pw-7efC~4RoH4Dup4axvuHYnA

Agenda: 8:00 - 8:15 Mingle 8:15 - 8:20 Get into groups, generate topics 8:20 - 8:25 Introductions and vote on topics 8:25 - 9:10 Discussions 9:10 - 9:15 Takeaways and wrap up

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Thursday
Dec 16, 2021
PDXWIT Presents: Annual Celebration + Awards Ceremony
Virtual

Registration through Zoom is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Can you believe we made it through another pandemic year? Thanks for sticking with us and standing up for one other. This December marks TEN YEARS since the co-founders of PDXWIT decided they were going to build this incredible community! Let’s celebrate this milestone together.

Join PDXWIT and host Alchemy Code Lab as we celebrate a decade of changemaking.

During the event, we will reveal who this community identified as the Best Contributor (it’s not too late to get your nominations in*) and as always, we will have our usual live, friendly and supportive vote-off of our top three speakers of the year. Our audience will get to choose the big winner in real time!

There will be a special edition Recruiter Roll Call where you can learn about some open positions throughout Portland and beyond. Chat with these recruiters and hiring managers in our Virtual Job Seekers Lounge using Slack after the event.

We will have ASL interpretation and closed captioning throughout the event.

  • You will have the option to provide your address at registration so we can send you something cool ahead of the event in the mail.

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open/Virtual Networking 5:05 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers 5:20 p.m. - Special Edition Recruiter Roll Call 5:45 p.m. - Virtual Job Seekers Section via Slack/Face-to-Face Networking 6:00 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: We are building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling barriers and fueling belonging.

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Wednesday
Dec 8, 2021
BikeLoudPDX Hack Night - Transit Appliance presentation
online

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

This month, we'll have a presentation on this nifty data appliance and an update on other tech/data projects BikeLoud folks have been working on. Some of this will overlap with the speed camera software we looked at before, and is a good intro to the raspberry pi platform if you've been looking for an excuse to do something with one.

The Transit Appliance is an open source project which makes use of TriMet and other public web services to display transit arrivals on fixed location screens in apartment and office lobbies, cafes, schools and other community locations. The project is hosted by the non-profit Portland Transport and currently operates more than 60 screens around the region.

The project is looking for volunteers to refresh the technology stack for the project and to help find additional community locations for screens. Project leader Chris Smith will describe the technology architecture and social purpose of the project.

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Friday
Dec 3, 2021
PDX CoffeeOps
Online

We're a welcoming community of folx who gather to talk about software development + operations (Dev + Ops) tools and culture in downtown Portland. We meet every other Friday on Zoom for the foreseeable future.

Our Lean Coffee (http://leancoffee.org/) format allows us to talk about a diverse range of topics.

We follow the Seattle DevOps Code of Conduct https://seattledevops.net/codeofconduct/ and encourage all attendees to read and abide by it.

Join us on slack! https://join.slack.com/t/coffeeops/shared_invite/zt-uftlq5pw-7efC~4RoH4Dup4axvuHYnA

Agenda: 8:00 - 8:15 Mingle 8:15 - 8:20 Get into groups, generate topics 8:20 - 8:25 Introductions and vote on topics 8:25 - 9:10 Discussions 9:10 - 9:15 Takeaways and wrap up

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Friday
Nov 19, 2021
PDX CoffeeOps
Online

We're a welcoming community of folx who gather to talk about software development + operations (Dev + Ops) tools and culture in downtown Portland. We meet every other Friday on Zoom for the foreseeable future.

Our Lean Coffee (http://leancoffee.org/) format allows us to talk about a diverse range of topics.

We follow the Seattle DevOps Code of Conduct https://seattledevops.net/codeofconduct/ and encourage all attendees to read and abide by it.

Join us on slack! https://join.slack.com/t/coffeeops/shared_invite/zt-uftlq5pw-7efC~4RoH4Dup4axvuHYnA

Agenda: 8:00 - 8:15 Mingle 8:15 - 8:20 Get into groups, generate topics 8:20 - 8:25 Introductions and vote on topics 8:25 - 9:10 Discussions 9:10 - 9:15 Takeaways and wrap up

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Wednesday
Nov 17, 2021
Portland Junior Developer Meetup
Online via Zoom

For entry level developers, people interested in starting a new career in tech, and anyone wanting to encourage and help newer developers. Join us to hear relevant speakers, have a slice of pizza, and make new connections! We look forward to meeting you. If you’d like to be a part of our slack channel, you can be a part of the conversation here: http://bit.ly/JrDevSlackInvite

We meet the third Wednesday of every month from 6:00 till 7:00 or 7:30, alternating between an informal gathering time and a speaker event. All skill levels always welcome!

All are expected to adhere to our Code of Conduct: http://bit.ly/JrDevCodeOfConduct

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Wednesday
Nov 10, 2021
BikeLoudPDX Hack Night
online

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

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

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Saturday
Nov 6, 2021
Share or Listen to a Code Project Idea
Online Discord

Would you like to share your code project or find inspiration from another project?

We'll run this meetup with the leancoffee.org method. Our community enjoys sharing code projects, however, the topics can be about any project you want to share. If you don't have a project, don't worry, I have a couple of projects to get us started.

Stay inspired! Garrett

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