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Wednesday
Sep 10, 2014
PDX Web + Design Meetup
Thetus Corporation

FUNDAMENTALS OF ANIMATION

Christina Beard will present on the fundamentals of animation, and how those principles can be applied to web development. Her talk will explore the basic animation principles used by character animators the world over for studios like Disney, Pixar or Studio Ghibli and how those same principles can be applied to create more pleasing and engaging motion graphics and design for web developers.

Christina is a Portland born and raised designer and animator. She has worked for the video game industry as an animator and game designer, as well as on commercials, graphic design and front end web development. Outside of work she loves to write fiction and play video games.

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Monday
Feb 23, 2015
ChickTech Indiegogo Campaign Release Party
AppNexus

Join us at ChickTech to celebrate the release of our Indiegogo Campaign and to participate in spreading the word!

We need your help to make this campaign a success. Join us for some pizza and beer, watch our Indiegogo video, and bring your laptops and smartphones to help us spread the word about this campaign to anyone and everyone.

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Sunday
Apr 12, 2015
Workshop: JavaScript for Absolute Beginners
Art Institute of Portland

Don't know your for-loop from a function? Come start your programming journey with this fun, friendly introduction to JavaScript with Code Fellows instructor Stephanie Lingwood! First, we'll explore the tools programmers use to write code. Then, we'll learn how to create interaction in a web page. Finally, we'll get creative and create a simple game to share with friends. Bring a laptop that has Google Chrome and Sublime Text 2 installed (get it from www.sublimetext.com).

*This 3-hour workshop is free with your ticket to the ACT-W Conference!

Get your ticket here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/act-w-portland-a-conference-to-advance-the-careers-of-tech-women-registration-15767220180

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Thursday
Nov 19, 2015
#PDXTech2020: The Future of TechTown Portland
McClenahan Bruer (McBru)

What will it take for Portland to become an international tech hub by the year 2020?

We’d be honored if you would join Kerry McClenahan, CEO of McClenahan Bruer, and Joaquin Lippincott, CEO of Metal Toad, for an evening of futuristic conversation about Portland and its rising position in the tech industry. These two business leaders and tech visionaries will engage in a lively Q&A on such topics as:

Where does Portland stand today in the tech industry? What it will take for Portland to gain a more international leadership role? How can we improve diversity in tech What are some current initiatives to enhance STEM education? What kind of environment do we provide for funding start-ups?

To RSVP, please click this Eventbrite link.

Plan to attend? Great! Bring your own questions and comments for Kerry and Joaquin for a post Q&A discussion. Light snacks and refreshments provided by McBru during and after the event.

Socialize! Follow #PDXTech2020 on Twitter where we’ll broadcast live on Periscope and take questions from viewers.

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Wednesday
Feb 10, 2016
Portland Drupal Users Group
Metal Toad

This month's Portland Drupal User Group will take place at Metal Toad (522 SW 5th Ave. Ste 400) from 6pm - 8pm. Pizza and beverages will be provided.

This month's presentations Dan Linn will talk about Overcoming Imposter Syndrome.

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Alex Ellison will be presenting on common points of confusion for novice Drupal users and easy ways to mitigate this confusion.

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Saturday
Apr 9, 2016
Code 101 - Saturday Workshop!
Code Fellows

Thinking about a new career in software development or looking for a basic understanding of how coding/coders work?

Start here with this one-day workshop. Learn how websites are built, and code one yourself using industry-standard tools and professional coding practices. You’ll get a sneak peek of what a career in coding involves, plus a taste of the Code Fellows learning experience.

Cost is $99 and all three meals are provided.

All-star instructor team led by Planet Argon's Beth Long.

Register here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/portland-campus-code-101-software-development-careers-april-2016-tickets-20793919172?aff=Website

See you Saturday!

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Wednesday
Jun 15, 2016
Info Session: How to Launch A New Coding Career in Less Than 6 Months
Code Fellows

Considering a career in coding, but wondering how exactly you'll get there and what your job prospects will be once you're trained up?

At this event, hear from Code Fellows alumni, instructors and staff on how Code Fellows helps you launch your new career as a software developer. We'll have pizza, beverages and plenty of time to answer any and all questions you have about the Code Fellows formula for success.

RSVP; space is limited.

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Wednesday
Jun 7, 2017
Usability & the User Experience
CENTRL Office

Interested in learning skills and tactics for understanding and designing User Experiences? Join LaunchCode and UX Night School's Principal Instigator, Amelia Abreu for an evening of learning all about these crucial details that can make or break your work.

We'll have snacks, beverages, and a hands-on usability audit exercise to work through together. Bring your UX questions and quandaries, and we'll sketch, socialize, and catch up.

While you're here, learn more about UX Night School's course offerings and how to hire apprentices with LaunchCode.

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Thursday
Sep 14, 2017
I want to work for _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (POWERED BY FREE PIZZA)
REGUS

At this unique meetup, "I want to work for _ _ _ _ _ _", each month we introduce a new company through one of their star employees.

For September, we have a special and unique guest, Vik Ramnath. Vik and I worked at a tech company exactly for a year and became great friends.We shared many ups and downs while at that company and in our subsequent career quest.

Vik is a very empathetic and discerning leader. You will get to experience that right away when you meet him next Thursday!

Vik currently works as a Consultant at Slalom in their Delivery Leadership practice. Slalom is a .... Slalom has been named a best company to work for by numerous sources such as Forbes Magazine, Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Glassdoor, and various business journals and news publications

Slalom was recognized by Consulting Magazine as they earned the #3 ranking on the "Best Firms to Work For" list.

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Monday
Dec 11, 2017
Girls Inc & New Relic Present a Fireside Chat with Young Women In Tech
New Relic

Join Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest and New Relic for a fireside chat with 3 young women from the greater Portland area who participate in the Girls Inc.'s Eureka! program. We will hear about their experiences in tech, what inspired them to explore STEM as a future career and how the Girls Inc. programming is helping them to be strong, smart and bold. Attendees will also learn about how you can dedicate time as a Girls Guide for groups in the Pacific Northwest!

Eureka! is a 5-year program inspiring young women throughout the Pacific Northwest to explore careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. Click here for more information about the Eureka! program

Event Overview:

  • 5:30pm: Doors open - networking happy hour

  • 6:00pm: Presentation begins - Introduction to Girls Inc. Programming

  • 6:15pm: Fireside chat with our 3 amazing Eureka! participants

  • 7:15pm: Q&A

Doors open at 5:30pm for a 30 minute happy hour and networking event and program will start promptly at 6pm.

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Wednesday
May 2
Cvent Women's Week Open House
Cvent

Calling all Portlanders who support women in technology! We’re thrilled to offer you an opportunity to explore all Cvent has to offer at our Portland office location. Join us for a free networking event to meet our team and learn what Cvent can do for your career! There will be refreshments and beverages - and of course, great conversation with a panel of women discussing "Women Influencers in the Technology Industry!" Register to join us. We hope to see you there! #cventPDXwomen

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Networking 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Panel Discussion

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