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Thursday
Feb 9
BikeLoudPDX Hack Night
online

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

Agenda:

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

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

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Saturday
Feb 11
Algorithm Interview Study Group
Remote

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday
Jan 30
PDT & University of Oregon present: Cultivating Collaboration
Virtual

Join us for a student-led presentation by the University of Oregon’s Senior Product Design Research class. The online event will reveal the results of a collaboration between PDT’s Advisors (Deb Mrazek, John Furukawa, Colin Bay, and Herman D’Hooge) and the UO students.

The students engaged in a research sprint with their PDT Advisors to uncover valuable insights about PDT’s member community and ecosystem. Over five days, students practiced primary and secondary research, including interviews with members. The four student teams will present their findings to the PDT community for feedback.

Each team will present its research findings to the PDT online community via Zoom on Monday, January 30th, from 4 pm-5 pm PST.

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Thursday
Jan 19
PDXPUG: What's new in PostgreSQL 15 (Note last minute venue change.)
PDX Code Guild

PostgreSQL 15 was released on October 13, 2022 so let's give it a look!

We will shamelessly use a presentation readily available on the internet to see all the newness in this latest release.

Come learn what's new, share experiences with changes, or just meet with local peers! Casual, informal.

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PDX.rb Cocktails + Code
White Owl Social Club

Very casual opportunity to shoot the shit with fellow Rubyists

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Thursday
Jan 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:

  • Wayfinding Report update?
  • pdxreporter / fallen trees / storm cleanup data and policy
  • 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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Friday
Dec 9, 2022
Notion Portland #1
TBD

If you like Notion or tools for thought in general, you should swing by. The goal of this event is to connect with others and trade nerdy secrets.

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Thursday
Dec 8, 2022
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:

  • Wayfinding Report update?
  • PBOT's speed and traffic count data maps
  • pdxreporter / storm drain data
  • whatever else folks are working on or asking about

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

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Saturday
Dec 3, 2022
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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Thursday
Nov 10, 2022
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:

  • Wayfinding Report Update?
  • pedestrian crash map
  • pdxreporter / storm drain data
  • whatever else folks are working on or asking about

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

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Saturday
Nov 5, 2022
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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Monday
Oct 17, 2022
Portland Surveillance Technologies Policy
Online event

Last year, the Smart City PDX team and Portland's Office of Equity and Human Rights began work to create a surveillance policy for the City of Portland. They held several events over the course of the year: some were intended to educate the local community about the policy and why one is needed, while others provided an opportunity for community members to give input on what they felt should be included in the surveillance policy. A draft of the proposed legislation is now ready and will be presented to city council later this year: https://www.smartcitypdx.com/news/2022/9/20/september-2022-surveillance-technologies-policy-updates

At this month's meeting, Hector Dominguez, Open Data Coordinator at Smart City PDX, within Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, will join us to share the details of the proposed policy along with information about how you can still participate in the process.

Come to the meeting, and learn about the plan for surveillance policy in Portland!

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

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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Friday
Oct 14, 2022
How The Tech Academy Helped me Landed a Job in Manufacturing Development
The Tech Academy

Tech Academy graduate, Thomas Shetler will be joining us to discuss Manufacturing Development and how the Tech Academy helped him land a job in the tech industry.

Thomas attended The Tech Academy where he learned web development, C# and .Net development, database structures, and python as well as various web frameworks like ASP.NET and Django. Now a Software Developer for S.E.H of America, Thomas can learn to code anything.

He graduated in 2020 and is currently working as a Software Developer at SEH America.

In this talk, Thomas will cover what manufacturing development is, his experience at The Tech Academy and how he landed his current role. Be sure to bring all your questions and they will be answered in the Q&A section at the end of the Talk.

Join us Friday, October 14th at 1 pm Pacific Time (2p MT, 3p CT, 4p ET) in our Google Meet room.

RSVP on Meetup: https://bit.ly/TechTalk1014 RSVP on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/TechTalkE1014

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
Oct 13, 2022
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:

  • Wayfinding Report
  • Bicycle Node Network
  • pedestrian crash map
  • How will charter reform impact bike lane maintenance / pdxreporter vs calling your commissioner?
  • whatever else folks are working on or asking about

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

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Saturday
Oct 1, 2022
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
Sep 30, 2022
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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Tuesday
Sep 20, 2022
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, 2022
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, 2022
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, 2022
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 [email protected] if you have other accessibility needs.

Hope to see you there!

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Friday
Aug 12, 2022
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, 2022
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, 2022
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, 2022
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, 2022
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, 2022
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.

Website
Saturday
Jul 9, 2022
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

Website
Wednesday
Jun 29, 2022
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
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, 2022
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, 2022
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, 2022
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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