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Jan 30, 2018
Google Development Group (GDG) PDX Meetup - Tell great data stories with Data Studio
eBay Community Lounge

• What we'll do
Come and explore how to tell great data stories to support better business decisions using Google Cloud Data Studio. Google Data Studio turns your data into informative dashboards and reports that are easy to read, easy to share, and fully customizable. Dashboarding allows you to tell great data stories to support better business decisions. Easily access all the data sources you need to understand your business and make better decisions. Transform your raw data into the dimensions, metrics, and calculations you need — no code or queries required. Harness the collective wisdom of your team. Share and collaborate in real time. Work together quickly, from anywhere.

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Oct 28, 2019
GDG meetup with a Googler
eBay Community Lounge


Will Beebe - Google Cloud Engineer will be talking about CI / CD in 2019. Best practices, and the good / bad / ugly of how our largest customers do this at scale. If we have time we'll be talking about gaps in OSS, and what this means for the future of CI / CD.

Light food will be provided by our generous sponsor - eBay.

Jun 4, 2013
Workshop: A New Approach to Innovation & Agility
Embassy Suites Portland--Downtown

Learn how Google & Intel are leveraging the latest in neuroscience to

· solve design problems months earlier

· dive deep into uninterrupted collaborative effort

· transform thrash and frustration into energetic ease and insight

· boost creativity in stressful work environments

Join us for this experiential workshop exploring the intersection of emotional intelligence, mindfulness and creativity.

Jul 22, 2014
PDXGo: Go Team OSCon Talk Night
Esri Portland R&D Center

Join the core Go Language Team who will be in town for OSCon and local PDX Gophers at Esri R&D on Tuesday the 22nd, 6:00PM. We're excited to host a talk night featuring members of the team who are building Go and its ecosystem! All knowledge levels welcome!

Google will be sponsoring food and drink to stimulate the socializing and discussion. Special thanks to Esri R&D for hosting and Google for sponsoring.

Please RSVP via the Meetup Event so we can organize appropriately!

6:00-7:00PM: Arrive and mingle

7:00-8:30PM: Talks and Q&A

Francesc Campoy Flores: Go Best Practices

More TBA(Meetup page will probably get updated more frequently so check there).

Until closing: Mingle and/or disperse to experience Portland's fantastic food and pubs

PDXGo Twitter for more updates and future events!

Nov 30, 2013
Google Glass Office Hours with Google's Jenny Murphy
Esri R&D Center (aka Geoloqi HQ)

Google's Jenny Murphy will be in Portland to share time with the Glass Explorers here! Bring your projects and your trickiest API questions. She'll see what she can do to help.

There's room for about 15 to 20 people, so please RSVP as soon as possible. Jenny will share the venue details and how to access it with those who RSVP 'yes' closer to the time of the event.

Note: Due to interest, this event is limited to Glass Explorers and those actively in progress building or collaborating with an Explorer on an app for Glass.

Private event: RSVP on Google Plus.

Mar 16, 2023
Data PDX: Data Governance with Dataplex (RESCHEDULED)
Google Portland 555 SW Morrison St, Suite 500, Portland OR


Kamran Shirazi, Google Cloud

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


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

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


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

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


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

RSVP for entry, this is an IN PERSON event

Time – 4pm

Oct 9, 2012
SEMpdx: Google's Penguin & Panda Updates
Hotel deLuxe

SEMpdx is a non-profit that puts on educational events about search engine marketing related topics.

For October the topic is Penguins & Pandas. Two local experts will give you all the details about these two very important updates to Google's algorithm.

The event starts with networking, drinks and snacks at 4:30 and the presentation and Q&A start at 5.

To learn more and sign up for the event, visit

Feb 11, 2015
Meet the Google Cloud Developer Advocates Team
Hotel Lucia

What do you get when you combine a group of engineers obsessed about cutting edge technology and add a hint ton of geek? A bunch of tech enthusiasts that make up the Cloud Developer Advocates Team at Google

We love helping make all of you as successful as possible as you build apps that take full advantage of everything that Google Cloud Platform has to offer. We like talking to you, but even more than that, we like to listen to your feedback. We want to be your voice to the Google Cloud Platform product and engineering teams and use what we hear to help create the best possible developer experience.

Our team will be in Portland and we'd love to meet you all in person. So don’t be shy--come say hi!

The event will be focused on providing many opportunities to meet and greet the Google Cloud DAs and talk to them face-to-face in a social atmosphere.

We will offer "topic tables" where people can just meet and discuss topics of interest to them.

Tentative topics (feel free to email and suggest your own!): - Google App Engine - Google Compute Engine - Google Cloud for Go - Google Cloud for Node.js - Google Cloud for Python - Google Cloud for Java - Cloud Mobile - Big Data - Docker and Containers

And we will have hors d'ouvres and refreshments, of course!

Apr 6, 2017
What's New in Kubernetes 1.6 (Kelsey Hightower)
Jive Software

Kubernetes ( is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Kelsey Hightower (Google) has been one of the most prolific evangelists of Kubernetes since its launch. Come join us at Jive for a discussion of what's coming with the 1.6 release!

Oct 10, 2011
Android Weekly Workgroup
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Android Weekly Workgroup at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub

Come and work on your personal Android projects in a workgroup. Share what your doing, ask questions, help others. All skill levels, including beginners, are welcome to attend.

Confirmation of attendance is suggested but not required. If no one shows by 5:30 pm, the meeting will be automatically canceled unless otherwise noted on the website. Please check the group's website for last minute updates.


5:00 - 5:30: Arrival, Meet and Greet 5:30 - 5:45: Introductions and Discussion 5:45 - 9:00: Coding


email: [email protected]

Meet along the back wall near an open power outlet. A small temporary sign will be visible if you look carefully.

Discussion topics may be pre-suggested on the group's site, but the main focus of the meeting is coding personal projects.

Jun 24, 2014
Google, SEO and Beyond
Max's Fanno Creek Brew Pub

You are cordially invited to join the Oregon Computer Consultants Association for our June 2014 Meeting!

Topic: Google, SEO and Beyond

Program Description: Scott Hendison will speak on · changes in the “SEO” rules · some things to do for your local business that are even more important than Google, · how to best use the various Google services like Google+, Google Maps, and Google Local pages to best promote your businesses

Speaker: Scott Hendison is the CEO of Search Commander, Inc.and is the founder and creator of SEO Automatic.

As the owner of a computer & software store from 1997–2002, Scott first learned about search selling software and building a local on-site computer repair business using both Pay Per Click and organic search engine optimization.

He began working for clients in the search industry in 2002, and has been attending and speaking at national search marketing conferences since he founded Search Commander, Inc. in 2004.

Today, Search Commander, Inc. is a company with multiple services and brands, including SEO Automatic (a toolset for small businesses and internet marketers), GetWPress (Wordpress development and maintenance), Portland Technology Consultants (PDTC web hosting & technical services ), and several others.

Scott lives in SE Portland with his wife and two sons, and when he's not using a keyboard or cell phone, is often found coaching kids baseball, playing racquetball, snowboarding or watching TV.

About: OCCA Meetings are free and open to the public. Please help us keep the Restaurant happy by buying food and beverages.

Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of the month (except December).

Location: Max's Fanno Creek Brew Pub 12562 SW Main Street, Tigard, Oregon 97223

Agenda: 6:00--6:20 Networking 6:20--7:00 No-host dinner 7:00--7:30 Introductions and announcements 7:30--8:30 Main Presentation (followed by Q&A):

Jun 9, 2014
FutureTalk with Chris Rieth + Hopworks Happy Hour
New Relic

Data-Powered Government

Join us for an evening with Chris Rieth from Socrata, who has spent his career in public service as a steadfast proponent of public sector innovation, focused on putting data to work to help governments make and share progress using evidence-based policy decisions, engage citizens in new and exciting ways, and leverage technology to improve collaboration and connect stakeholders.

HUB Happy Hour

In addition to our FutureTalk with Chris, Hopworks Urban Brewery will be providing the beer - a re-launch of Gigabit IPA! Gigabit IPA was introduced in 2010 as part of a campaign surrounding the Google Fiber initiative. Hopworks is re-launching Gigabit IPA now because Portland is one of nine metro areas being considered for Google Fiber.

This is the 8th event in a series of free monthly FutureTalks from disruptive Developers, innovative Technologists and world-changing Creatives. Doors will open at 5:30p. The networking happy hour sponsored by Hopworks will kick off with a special announcement at 6p, and includes free beer, food and drinks provided by HUB, Bellagios and New Relic. There will also be a short TAO Dev Com BIG DATA event primer featuring Allen Grimm, Data Scientist at Cloudability and Sovolve. The presentation will begin right at 7p.

Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Chris works on Socrata’s GovStat initiative and recently served as a top advisor to Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley where he helped evolve and build on Maryland’s StateStat performance management solution. StateStat is used by the State of Maryland to manage the vast majority of its agencies, budget, and workforce. StateStat is also credited with significant achievements in outcomes, such as a 24.5 percent reduction in violent crime, and the nation’s number one rating for Maryland’s public school system.

You can follow Chris on Twitter @chrisrieth

› FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with TAO

Aug 8, 2019
Nike Tech Talks
Nike Decathlon Club Cafe

Join us for the Nike Tech Talks! Amanda Casari, Google Cloud Engineering Manager, will give a talk titled, "From Zero to A^X: Scaling Data Science Teams."

Enjoy snacks and beverages, as you network with fellow tech enthusiasts before and after the talk.

More info:

Mar 15, 2011
Portland Java User Group: Android 3.0
Oracle (Downtown Campus)

This month's topic: Android 3.0

Google unveiled Android 3.0 in February 2011. This release provides a new UI and other features that are suited for mobile tablet devices. In this presentation, we'll discuss Android's new platform API's and highlight changes in the developer SDK.


Speaker: Sean Sullivan

Sean is a software engineer specializing in web services development, mobile applications, and supply chain management systems. Sean is an Apache Software Foundation committer and has contributed to various open source projects, including the OAuth Java library.

PJUG meetings start with some time to eat and socialize (pizza and beverages are provided), followed by the featured speaker, then Q&A, discussion, sometimes a drawing to give away swag. :)

Though we like knowing how many people to expect, you don't have to RSVP, on Upcoming or otherwise. Go ahead and just show up!

Many people also go for a drink and further discussion following the meeting, at a location determined ad hoc (lately, Trees restaurant in the same building). (join our mailing list, linked from the website!)

Oct 7, 2019
Marketing Loves Sales
Portland Center Stage at The Armory 128 Northwest 11th Avenue Portland, OR 97209

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

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

Apr 28, 2011
FREE SEO Seminar in Portland, OR
Portland Community College, CLIMB Center

Do you want to learn how to rank your website #1 on Google? In the last 10 years I've taken 200+ websites to the top of Google and at this seminar I'll be sharing everything I know about SEO.

This will also be a great opportunity for networking, so bring plenty of business cards!

Seats Fill Up FAST. Don't Miss Out!

Register NOW!

What You'll Learn

  • Keyword Research How to find the keywords your potential customers are ACTUALLY searching for.  How to find out what keywords your competitors are using. What are the best keyword research TOOLS in the market. What are the FACTORS you need to analyze to choose the right keywords. My FAVORITE keyword research tactic (it's very sneaky and it works wonders!)
  • Competitive Analysis How to analyze the most important SEO metrics to understand WHY your competitors are ranking above you and WHAT you need to do to rank above them.  How to perform a backlinking analysis of your site and your competition. How to analyze your website to understand EXACTLY what areas of SEO you need to work on to be #1.
  • On-Page Optimization How to optimize your page titles, meta descriptions, H tags, copy, URLs and ALT tags.  How to avoid duplicate content and canonical URL issues.How to build a strong internal link structure. How to see your website THE SAME WAY Google sees it so you can fix the content Google can't spider. Website architecture best practices: How to turn your website into one that Google loves.
  • Blog Optimization What blogging platforms you should use and which ones you should AVOID.  The best WordPress plugins for SEO.
  • Content Creation Why it's important to create fresh, quality content and WHAT GOOGLE CONSIDERS fresh, quality content.  How to create content that is great for your readers AND great for Google (this is one of the biggest challenges most SEOs have).
  • Link Building Why links are so important.  The 10 immutable laws of link building (EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!) The 37 most effective LINK BUILDING TACTICS I've ever used and why they work so well.
  • Analytics How to MEASURE the success of your campaigns.  All the TOOLS I use to track rankings, traffic and conversions. The 8 metrics you need to measure if you want to understand what makes you money and what doesn't.
  • Q&A and Networking I'll be answering all your questions and ANALYZING YOUR WEBSITES to tell you what you need to work on to get to the top of Google (Due to time constraints, I can only analyze 2-3 websites, so if you're interested, please email me at [email protected] a few days before the event.)  We'll also have some time for networking and building VALUABLE CONNECTIONS.

When Is It? Thursday April 28 at 6:30pm

Where Is It? Portland Community College (PCC) 1626 SE Water Ave. (A block away from OMSI) - Look for Us in the Auditorium Portland, OR 97214

Check Out Google Maps

There's parking available right next to the building. If you have questions, please feel free to email me at [email protected]

How Much Does It Cost?

It's completely FREE. There's no catch and I won't try to sell you anything. In fact, I have nothing to sell! I'm already way too busy! I started a non-profit to help business owners with their Internet marketing. I love sharing what I know and I feel good when I do it. That's it. There's no catch.

We'll also provide snacks and beverages.

Register NOW!

Sep 25, 2012
Oregon Computer Consultants Assn. September 2012 Meeting
Red Lion Hotel Portland - Convention Center

Free and open to the public RSVP to

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 6 pm

Location: Red Lion at the Convention Center 1021 NE Grand Avenue, Portland, OR 97232

Agenda: 6:00--6:20 Networking 6:20--7:00 No-host dinner 7:00--7:30 Introductions and announcements 7:30--8:30 Main Presentation (followed by Q&A):

What Business Owners need to know about Internet Marketing

The essentials that every business owner must know. Failure to understand these principles will probably cost you money. This will be presented both from the perspective of a business owner, and also from a consultant's perspective who must advise businesses.

Organic Search including Google, Bing, and Yahoo. The big picture: where they've been, where they're going and the impact of social media.
Paid placement advertising: including Google, Bing, Facebook. and some efficiency tools.
Social Media: Facebook and Linked-In. When and how to use them efficiently.
Twitter: when is it useful and important.
Local Search will get time too, for both brick and mortar businesses and onsite service types.

Even though this will largely be big picture stuff, there will be plenty of actionable ideas and takeaways.

Presented by Scott Hendison, founder Search Commander, Inc.

As the owner of a computer & software store from 1997 to 2002, Scott first learned about search selling software and building a local on-site computer repair business using both Pay Per Click and organic search engine optimization.

He began working for clients in the search industry in 2002, and has been attending and speaking at national search marketing conferences since he founded Search Commander, Inc. in 2004.

Search Commander, Inc. is an Internet consultancy with multiple services and brands, including SEO Automatic (a toolset for small businesses and Internet marketers), GetWPress (Wordpress development and maintenance), and Portland Technology Consultants (PDXTC - web hosting & technical services ).

Scott lives in SE Portland with his wife and two sons, and when he's not using a keyboard or cell phone, is often found coaching kids baseball, playing racketball, snowboarding or watching tv.

Let us know if you're coming to the meeting...

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May 5, 2016
Analytics Pros: Google Analytics 1/2 Day Training
Revolution Hall

Analytics Pros Presents: 12:00-5:00pm Google Analytics for Optimization Training

This 1/2 day training session is a great way to quickly learn from the analytics experts, and is perfect for those getting started with Google Analytics or just looking for tips on how to get the most out of their optimization efforts.

There are limited seats remaining for the 12:00-5:00pm session. Take advantage of the special $99 price (regularly $399) and sign-up today.

Training Agenda:

12:00 - 1:30pm: Crash Course to Google Analytics

1:45 - 2:15pm: How to find what to test with Google Analytics

2:15 - 2:45pm: Integrating Google Analytics and your optimization platform

2:45 - 3:45pm: Exercise: Create, Target, and Analyze Audiences

4:00 - 5:00pm: Reporting Options, Google Optimize Demo, and Q&A

5:30 - 7:00pm: Camp Optimization Meet-Up and Happy Hour featuring Cali Pitchel

Feb 12, 2021
Friday Tech Talk at The Tech Academy: Spencer Verada - Talking about SEO
The Tech Academy

Join us on Friday 2/12 for this week's Tech Talk at The Tech Academy. This week Spencer Verada will be sharing essential tips and tricks to get your website listed at the top of the internet's most popular search engines. The world of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is constantly shifting and changing, so join us this Friday on Google Meet ( to learn from an expert!

Apr 4, 2018
DevOps Study Night: Cloud-based server management

Women Who Code Portland's monthly DevOps study night for April. This month's theme: Cloud-based server management

This month, we'll take a look at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), two of the main providers of cloud infrastructure services. We'll learn how to navigate the web dashboard of AWS, and go over some of the main services AWS provides, like EC2 instances and S3 buckets. Then, we'll all get a chance to workshop together to spin up a server using GCP, and configure some basic services.

Sep 12, 2013
Developing for Google Glass

Is it too early to start talking about Glass, Google's new eyepiece display? I don't think so. The small display, "card" and "timeline" metaphors, voice/visual interaction, new gestures (like blink!) and ever-present display will present new challenges and opportunities for designers and programmers alike.

Eric Redmond has spent the last few months working on the Mirror API, and peering into the gnostic Glass SDK. He's also writing a book about Glass (woops! that's a secret). If you want a peek at the future, or discuss why you think this technology will fail (unlikely), or just want to see what all the fuss is about, you don't want to miss this one.

If you happen to have a Glass device, please attend! It'll be great to have a few to show off.