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Friday
Sep 30
A Great Mindset, Pre and Post Coding Bootcamps with Nicson Martinez
The Tech Academy

Nicson Martinez, Tech Academy graduate, will be joining us to discuss how to keep a great mindset pre and post-coding boot camp.

Coming to the US from Honduras at ten years old opened up a lot of opportunities for Nicson, especially in the realm of technology. After growing up in The Bronx and going on to get his BS in Computer Information Systems, Nicson actually ended up getting out of the tech industry for a number of years after an unsuccessful attempt at learning to code. But with the desire still there after all those years, he decided to try again and more seriously pursue his interest in coding, so he attended The Tech Academy.

Nicson graduated in 2019 and is currently working as a Software Developer at Microsoft.

In this Talk, Nicson will share his experience with The Tech Academy, landing a job and will share tips on how to keep a great mindset through the process and after graduation.

Join us Friday, September 30th at 1 pm Pacific Time (2p MT, 3p CT, 4p ET) in our Google Meet room.

RSVP on Meetup: https://bit.ly/techtalk930 RSVP on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/TechTalkE930

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 this great opportunity to learn and network!

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Saturday
Oct 1
Mentorship Saturdays
The Tech Academy

Coffee, bagels and people working on their careers and code! We have 2-5 mentors every month ready to help people get started in the industry, get help with a particular problem, or get career advice. We offer resume reviews, portfolio reviews, and sometimes mock interviews (time permitting).

Slack: https://mentorshipsaturdays.herokuapp.com/ Discord: https://discord.gg/nSCxgbcG7U

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Saturday
Nov 5
Mentorship Saturdays
The Tech Academy

Coffee, bagels and people working on their careers and code! We have 2-5 mentors every month ready to help people get started in the industry, get help with a particular problem, or get career advice. We offer resume reviews, portfolio reviews, and sometimes mock interviews (time permitting).

Slack: https://mentorshipsaturdays.herokuapp.com/ Discord: https://discord.gg/nSCxgbcG7U

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Tuesday
Sep 20
PDXWIT Presents: Latinx Heritage Month Happy Hour
Online (Zoom)

Join PDXWIT as we kick off Latinx Heritage Month with our friends at Nike! Come for the dynamic lightning talks, and stay for the networking and community building. ¡Hasta pronto!

Job seeking? Connect directly with recruiters and hiring managers who have open roles on the PDXWIT job board in a dedicated breakout session after the main event.

ASL interpretation and closed captions will be available. Contact [email protected] if you have other accessibility needs.

Hope to see you there!

Agenda: 12:00 p.m. - Event opens/Networking 12:05 p.m. - Introductions 12:20 p.m. - PDXWIT Announcements and lightning talk 12:35 p.m. - Networking in breakout rooms 1:10 p.m. - Event ends

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

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

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Monday
Sep 19
Trade agreements and your privacy!
Online

Remember the TransPacific Partnership (TPP)?

Trade deals are often negotiated at a high level, out of sight from our daily lives, so we often don't hear much about them until negotiators have already reached agreement on the final deal. Typically, the only groups involved in negotiations are the US Trade Representative, corporate lobbyists, trade advisors, and representatives from the various countries involved in the deal.

Well, there's a new trade deal currently in work, and here's an early opportunity to learn about it and how it might affect you!

The deal is called the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), and one of it's pillars addresses cross-border data flows and the digital economy. Since several of the countries that will be a party to this agreement do not have strong human rights protections, advocates at the Trade Justice Education Fund (TJEF) are concerned that lower standards set at the international level will have a negative impact on US laws.

Join us this month when Yimei Shao, PNW Regional Organizer for TJEF, will talk about the IPEF international trade deal and how it could impact consumer data privacy, workplace surveillance, and other issues that intersect with labor and technology.

You can read more about deal in the US Trade Rep's fact sheet: https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2022/may/fact-sheet-asia-president-biden-and-dozen-indo-pacific-partners-launch-indo-pacific-economic

Come learn about this trade deal and how you can make your voice heard!

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

Speaker bio:

Yimei Shao (they/them) is the PNW Regional Organizer for the Trade Justice Education Fund (TJEF), and also serves as the Chair of the Global Justice Committee at Portland Jobs with Justice (PDX JWJ). TJEF is a national organization that promotes awareness about international trade justice, including workers’ rights, environmental and public health issues impacted by trade. PDX JWJ is a coalition of 100+ labor, faith, community and student organizations taking action for workers rights and economic justice.

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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Saturday
Sep 3
Mentorship Saturdays
The Tech Academy

Coffee, bagels and people working on their careers and code! We have 2-5 mentors every month ready to help people get started in the industry, get help with a particular problem, or get career advice. We offer resume reviews, portfolio reviews, and sometimes mock interviews (time permitting).

Slack: https://mentorshipsaturdays.herokuapp.com/ Discord: https://discord.gg/nSCxgbcG7U

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Tuesday
Aug 23
PDXWIT Presents: August Virtual Happy (Lunch) Hour
Online event

REGISTRATION THROUGH ZOOM IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS EVENT.

Level up your tech career! Join PDXWIT and host Matrix Networks for our monthly happy hour where we will learn some tips and tricks that’ll help you land your next job. After hearing from expert lightning speakers, we’ll have volunteers available for review resumes, mock interviews, and networking.

Recruiters and hiring managers who have jobs on the PDXWIT job board will be sharing opportunities and will be ready to meet with you in virtual breakout rooms.

And for the IT professionals in the crowd, you’ll learn more about a scholarship opportunity from our event host. You won’t want to miss it!

ASL interpretation and closed captions will be available throughout the event. Contact h[email protected] if you have other accessibility needs.

Hope to see you there!

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Friday
Aug 12
How to be a Successful Software Engineer after Graduation with In Time Tec
The Tech Academy

Accomplished Software Engineers and Technical Leads at In Time Tec, Brandon Snyder and Dallen Pyrah, are joining us to share their advice on how to succeed as a software developer!

Software development is a lot more than just writing lines of code! Join us to learn more about what steps to take in order to become successful as a software developer!

Join us Friday, August 12th at 1pm Pacific Time (2p MT, 3p CT, 4p ET) in our google meet room.

RSVP on Meetup: https://bit.ly/TechTalk812 RSVP on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/TechTalk085

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 this great opportunity to learn and network!

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Thursday
Aug 11
BikeLoudPDX Hack Night - pdxreporter ride
on your bike

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. (on bikes for pedalpalooza)

Agenda:

  • ride bikes to problem spots/intersections
  • report the issues in a constructive way
  • share tech + info

https://www.shift2bikes.org/calendar/event-15777 meeting at the South end of the Blumenauer Bridge this month.

Users of all modes of transportation are welcome to participate / contact ewilhelm at pobox dot com or bikeloudpdx with questions or to arrange for a meetup if you're unable to join the start or have other mobility concerns with the ride.

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Monday
Aug 8
ShotSpotter / acoustic surveillance community teach-in and workshop!
Online

As you've likely seen in local media lately, gun violence in Portland has been on the rise. In response, the City of Portland commissioned a task force to study the issue and recommend actions that city commissioners can take to address the issue and solve the problem (reduce gun violence). After several months of meetings, the Focused Intervention Team / Community Oversight Group (FIT/COG) submitted a recommendation to Mayor Ted Wheeler in favor of adopting ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology.

What is ShotSpotter, and how does it work? Are its results accurate and is the technology effective? Has it been successful in other cities that have implemented it? What are the trade-offs, and would the benefits outweigh the costs — in terms of both financial and negative impacts to the community?

Join us for a two-part event to learn more about ShotSpotter and other gunshot detection systems and forms of acoustic surveillance! Decide for yourself whether this tool might be effective in solving Portland's gun violence problem.

During the event's first half, learn from our panelists how ShotSpotter and other gunshot detection technologies work and how they've performed in other cities.

The second half of the meeting will be a workshop, where you can learn more about what happens with the FIT/COG recommendation. Ways you can provide input into whether ShotSpotter should be installed in Portland.

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

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

Speaker bios:

Aje Amaechi (aka Je) (she/they) is a first-generation Jamaican-American born from Immigrant parents and raised in New Jersey. She has an educational background in the Philosophy of Mind and Critical Race Theory. As a student at Florida State University, she became involved with organizing for farmworker rights, environmental justice, and other causes related to Black and indigenous self-determination. Je currently works at Freedom to Thrive, an organization devoted to abolishing the punishment-based carceral systems through transformative organizing, strategic partnerships and convening shared learning spaces. Her work centers around combating crimmigration– the intersection of criminal justice and immigration enforcement– using a Pro Black, gender-affirming lens.

Sarah T. Hamid (she / her / no preference) leads the policing technology campaign at the Carceral Tech Resistance Network, an archiving and knowledge-sharing network for organizers building community defense against the design, roll-out, and experimentation of carceral technologies. Sarah co-founded the inside/outside research collaboration, the Prison Tech Research Group, sits on the board of the Lucy Parsons Lab in Chicago, and helped create the #8toAbolitioncampaign: a police and prison abolition resource built during the 2020 uprisings against state violence. Follow her work on Twitter at @tsnvaa.

Lia Holland (she/they) is a social artist, writer, and activist in Portland, OR, USA. She currently serves as Director of Campaigns and Communications at national digital rights organization Fight for the Future.

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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Saturday
Aug 6
Mentorship Saturdays
The Tech Academy

Coffee, bagels and people working on their careers and code! We have 2-5 mentors every month ready to help people get started in the industry, get help with a particular problem, or get career advice. We offer resume reviews, portfolio reviews, and sometimes mock interviews (time permitting).

Slack: https://mentorshipsaturdays.herokuapp.com/ Discord: https://discord.gg/nSCxgbcG7U

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Friday
Jul 29
Identifying and Addressing Tech Debt with Philip Scott
The Tech Academy

Philip Scott is joining us to discuss identifying and addressing tech debt.

In software development, technical debt is the implied cost of additional rework caused by choosing an easy solution now instead of using a better approach that would take longer.

Philip is a Senior Software Staff Engineer at Gap Inc. and has been in the industry for over ten years.

This Talk will cover: -Code debt -Infra debt -Security debt -Knowledge debt

This event is a great opportunity to network and gain some insight into the industry, as well as ask questions!

Join us Friday July 29th at 1pm Pacific Time (2pm MT, 3pm CT, 4pm ET) in our Google Meet Room.

RSVP on Meetup: https://bit.ly/techTalk729 RSVP on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/techTalkE729

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 and network!

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Thursday
Jul 14
BikeLoudPDX Hack Night - pdxreporter ride
on your bike

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. (on bikes for pedalpalooza)

Agenda:

  • ride bikes to problem spots/intersections
  • report the issues in a constructive way
  • share tech + info

https://www.shift2bikes.org/calendar/event-15550

Users of all modes of transportation are welcome to participate / contact ewilhelm at pobox dot com or bikeloudpdx with questions or to arrange for a meetup if you're unable to join the start or have other mobility concerns with the ride.

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Saturday
Jul 9
Mentorship Saturdays
The Tech Academy

Coffee, bagels and people working on their careers and code! We have 2-5 mentors every month ready to help people get started in the industry, get help with a particular problem, or get career advice. We offer resume reviews, portfolio reviews, and sometimes mock interviews (time permitting).

Slack: https://mentorshipsaturdays.herokuapp.com/ Discord: https://discord.gg/nSCxgbcG7U

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Wednesday
Jun 29
How Much Data Do We Need
Synaptiq office

If there is anything that is universally true in machine learning, it is that more data is always better. That’s why data scientists always respond to the “How much data do you need?” question with “How much data can you get?”

But sometimes you don’t have much data, because: a) It’s genuinely hard to get; or b) You haven’t been gathering it for very long and it takes time. This is a much more common circumstance than you might think. And you are not alone if you're experiencing this issue. Luckily, and not surprisingly, the machine learning community has come up with numerous approaches for dealing with it. Come sit in on an exclusive conversation with Dr. Tim Oates, professor and practitioner, who will share what appeals to intuition as to why the methods work and provide concrete examples of their application to simple problems.

We will discuss transfer learning, open source datasets and synthetic data, few shot learning, active learning, and semi-supervised learning. By the end of the evening, you should understand what all of these methods are, when they are applicable, and what kinds of results you can expect from using them.

Dr. Tim Oates is Chief Data Scientist at Synaptiq and an Oros Family Professor of Computer Science and Technology in the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2001 with a focus on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, and spent a year as a postdoc in the MIT AI Lab. He is an author or co-author of more than 150 peer reviewed papers in AI, ML, and data mining. Dr. Oates served as Chief Scientist for a big data startup in the contact management space, and has consulted in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, construction, amusement parks, publishing, and social media.

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Thursday
Jun 23
2022 StartOut Demo Day
Accelevents (Online)

Join StartOut entrepreneurs as they present their solutions at StartOut Demo Day, generously sponsored by ZenDesk, AWS, Silicon Valley Bank, and Embroker.

This year's virtual Demo Day will highlight LGBTQ-led, scalable tech startups to investors. A judging panel will be made up of angels, VCs, entrepreneurs and corporate partners, with a public audience to cheer you on and network with after.

Top prizes include $5k for first place, $3k for second place, and $2k for third place winner.

Join us for an evening of discussion among some of the brightest entrepreneurs and investors in our community.

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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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Friday
May 27
Creating Efficient Code with SQL with 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 the appropriate indexes -When and Why you should use a View vs. a Table -Tuning techniques for stored procedures -How to test the efficiency -A brief overview of an Explain Plan

Join us Friday May 27th at 1pm Pacific Time (2pm MT, 3pm CT, 4pm ET) in our Google Meet Room.

RSVP on MeetUp: bit.ly/tta527

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 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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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 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.

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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/

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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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