Viewing 1 current event matching “technology” by Event Name.

Sort By: Date Event Name, Location , Default
Friday
Dec 10
The Ultimate Guide to Acing Your Interviews with Josh Matthews
The Tech Academy

Josh Matthews is joining us to give us tips on how to ace your next interview!

Josh is the president of Endeavor Staffing and TheSalesforceRecruiter.com, and has 20 years of experience in recruitment and staffing, including interviewing over 7,000 candidates.

Join us Friday, December 10th at 1pm Pacific Time (2p MT, 3p CT, 4p ET).

RSVP on Meetup: bit.ly/tt1210 RSVP on Eventbrite: bit.ly/tte1210

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

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

Website

Viewing 657 past events matching “technology” by Event Name.

Sort By: Date Event Name, Location , Default
Thursday
Jan 25, 2018
Neural Circuitry: the life journey of neurons with Tamily Weissman-Unni
Vacasa

Interested in how neurons form and grow in the brain? Learn about the mechanics of brain development at Neurogeeks, a community of people interested in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience. Please RSVP at Meetup with the link here.

Website
Thursday
Apr 1, 2010
Social Networks and the Enterprise Unite
Multnomah Athletic Club (MAC)

Sponsored by TechAmerica, the Social Networks and the Enterprise Unite event will showcase how technology company leaders and employees are establishing a new set of best practices to mine, measure and apply online social networking in the technology industry. April 1 at 7:30 a.m. at Multonomah Athletic Club. TechAmerica Members $125, nonmembers $175.

Website
Friday
Feb 27, 2015
"3 Year Forecast on Technology", a talk by Dr. Brent Wilson.
310 SW 4th Ave Suite 230

Join us this Friday (March 27) at The Tech Academy for a special talk by Dr. Brent Wilson (Professor of Computer Science, George Fox University) for a look into the future of technology.

Website
Saturday
Jan 31, 2015
"Girl Rising" at Intel
Intel Hawthorne Farms Building 3 (HF3), Auditorium

Did you ever think you could change the world by pursuing your dreams? But how do you get there and reach your full potential? What does education have to do with all of this? Women can transform their lives by jumping in and getting involved in their dreams. At this event, you’ll see an inspiring movie called Girl Rising.

Want to understand the basics behind all the cool gadgets we use every day? It all starts with circuits! And we’ll have a fun activity for beginners.

What is this event? It’s a combination movie showing and hands-on activity. It’s a chance for high school girls to meet women in technology and a chance for women in technology to be inspired by high school girls!

Who's invited? We’re excited to have an Intel WIN and ChickTech event! If you identify with any of the following, we’d love to have you:

Current and past ChickTech: High School participants Current and past ChickTech volunteers ChickTech supporters Intel WIN members Women in tech and ChickTech supporters

Why should you come? It’s free! There will be snacks.

But seriously, this is an event to watch and reflect on women’s empowerment in tech by watching Girl Rising. We’ll also have an educational (and fun, we promise!) hands-on activity and create your very own circuit.

If you’re a ChickTech: High School participant, we’ll do our best to provide transportation to the event, free of charge.

Who’s hosting?

Intel WIN (Women in Intel Network) Oregon will be co-hosting this event with ChickTech.

Public Transportation HF3 is a 7 minute walk from the Hawthorn Farm MAX Station on the blue line and 4 minutes from the nearest bus stops on Cornell Rd on route 48.

Website
Monday
Nov 18, 2013
(CANCELLED) Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
Puppet

Due to an emergency, our speaker for this evening cannot make the event. Since so many events are happening in Portland this evening, we recommend you look at the other events on Calagator


This event is free, but please RSVP: http://ta3m-pdx-6.eventbrite.com/

Event Description

Talk by Logan Kleier Talk by Logan Kleier - Logan is the chief information security and privacy officer for the City of Portland. Prior to this role, he worked in the private sector in a variety of product management and marketing roles for software and telecommunications companies. He has a Bachelors of Arts in history and political science and a Masters in public policy from Georgetown University.

The presentation presents a framework to aid government decision makers in the publication of various data sets. While government data is generally presumed to be a public record, this presentation will talk about use cases where it is not as well as grey areas where the law and public sentiment differ on notions of what government data is and isn't private.

What is it?

This is the fifth Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! Read more about techno-activism 3rd mondays.

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

The Privly Foundation will organize this and future TA3M Portland events. Puppet Labs is generously providing space.

PDXTech4Good

If you're interested in this event, you might also be interested in the PDXTech4Good meetup.

Website
Friday
Jun 3, 2011
(Friday) Galois Tech talk: Building an Open-Source Autonomous Quad-Copter
Galois, Inc

Presented by Nicholas Begley, Dave Dung Anh, James Heilinger, Alec Rasmussen, and Mark Theuson.

It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's an open-source autonomous quad-copter. In collaboration with the Portland State University Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept., Galois mentored a Spring semester Senior Capstone Project to build an ArduCopter. The ArduCopter is based on the Arduino open-source hardware platform, and includes infrared sensors (collision avoidance), sonar and barometer (altitude hold), GPS (location), magnetometer (direction), and gyro (stabilization). This talk will include a description of the ArduCopter and it's operation, including the trials and tribulations of building and testing one. Of course, the talk will include cool videos.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 16, 2009
*Canceled* Portland AIGA Career Tools Breakfast Series
Elephants Delicatessen NW 22nd Ave

Notice: Unfortunately, we've had to cancel this week's Career Tools, due to events beyond our control. As we gain further clarity on our speaker's schedule, watch for an updated listing and join us then.

Thank you for your patience.

Canceled **

Please join AIGA for the next installment of our Career Tools Breakfast Series.

Trends in Trans-Media: How consumer behavior, business strategy, design innovation and technology intersect to inform brand experiences

Keith Gerr, Director of Strategy at Opus Creative, will provide data on...

  • what mediums are growing and where marketers arespending their budget
  • tracking audience media consumption shifts to social mobile and other mediums
  • innovative design practices that connect people, products and communications.

About the Speaker, Keith Gerr Keith lives at the intersection of culture, technology and business. With over 17 years of experience working on both the agency and client side, Keith understands the challenge of keeping brands relevant in an ever-changing media landscape. He embraces the power-shift to consumers and encourages brands to seek open-minded dialogue with their customers, employees and partners.

Keith is currently Director of Strategy at Opus Creative, providing overall vision, leadership and direction for clients and the company in relation to trans-media brand stewardship. Prior to Opus, Keith was a founding member of MAGNET magazine, Director of Strategic Services at R/GA, Director of Integrated Marketing at InFocus and Director of Brand Innovation at TNG.

Keith graduated with honors from Temple University with a B.A. in Political Science. In his free time, he enjoys playing his guitar through tube amps at neighbor-waking volumes.

You can check his head at:

  • blog.opuscreative.com
  • twitter.com/keithgerr

"There is at least as much to be learned from your detractors as from your loyalists"

Registration: Please RSVP via online registration only (no money taken at door)

Cost: AIGA Members: $10.00 Non-members: $15.00 Students: $5

Website
Friday
May 10, 2019
0111 Portland CTO Conference
World Trade Center Two

Come spend a day with fellow CTOs based in Portland for a single track, one day conference touching on product management, leadership and technology.

Agenda

8:00 am Check In/Registration

8:45 am Welcome!

Etienne de Bruin, Founder 7CTOs

9:00 – 9:45 am Keynote: Making the Product Engineering Marriage Thrive

Vidya Dinamani, Founder & Partner Product Rebels Heather Samarin, Co-Founder/Principal Product Rebels What makes a great product family work is having the product parents, Product & Engineering, in a great relationship. So, what goes into making this work? This talk explores the root causes of most dysfunctions and provides the product perspective in not just identifying and overcoming, but put you on the path to thriving.

10:00 – 10:30 am Distributed team: Benefits and Challenges

Oleg Pashigorev, CTO Promomash How to assemble team on a small budget, without sacrificing speed or quality? We usually hear 2 type of answers: it’s impossible or go hire dev shop from India and we all know what to expect from it. But sometimes we do hear a story that somebody managed to build a great product with offshore team. How did they do it? In this talk I will share with you what it took to create a successful distributed development team. We will go over benefits and challenges as well as restrictions that we had to put in order to work with people from countries that are at WAR. We will also discuss specifics in the hiring process and practices that help us create the culture we all desperately seek and want.

10:45 – 11:15 am Degeneracy, Code, and Innovation, or: How to Fail By Succeeding

Aaron Longwell, Lead Technical Advisor U.S. Department of State When we write software, we are “encoding” our observations about the present for use in the future. But we don’t know much about the future, and our observations about the present are often incomplete and biased. Every organism on the planet faces this problem, and Evolutionary Biology is the study of how organisms have attempted to solve it. In this talk, we’ll explore how we can take inspiration from the natural world and apply it to software and organizational design.

11:30 am – 12:00 pm Design Thinking and Agile for Family Life

Alex Zub, CTO Handsome Many of us use the Agile methodologies and the Design Thinking approach in design and development activities at work. What if we could apply things that make our work so effective and efficient to family life? This talk will discuss the value of leveraging professional methodologies in our everyday life.

12:00 pm Break for Lunch

1:30 – 3:00 pm Workshop: Building Products that Customers (and your team) Love

Heather Samarin, Co-Founder/Principal Product Rebels Vidya Dinamani, Founder & Partner Product Rebels Building products that customers love is the goal of every product team. In this workshop, we work through three core components that every leader can take back to their teams to sharpen product focus, improve team collaboration, and raise overall engagement. This highly interactive workshop is fun, immediately applicable and will help you develop a better rapport and partnership with your product leader.

3:15 – 3:45 pm

Jerome Bonhomme, CTO American Specialty Health

4:00 – 4:30 pm

Sergey Sundukovskiy, Co-Founder, CTO and Chief Product Officer at Raken, Inc.

4:45 – 5:15 pm Mechanical Confidence

Adam Cuppy, COO ZEAL More often then not “confidence” is taught as a practice of positive self-talk; that confidence is the result of belief and time. While this appears to be true, it isn’t. Confidence can be developed, mechanically. We can be more confident without having to solely believe we’re confident. Confidence, in fact, is the result of engrained habit. This talks looks at how you can develop a process to instill what so many of us wish we had more of.

5:15 pm Closing & Thank you

5:30 pm Break for Cocktails

Website
Thursday
Jul 6, 2017
1776 Challenge Cup Portland
Revolution Hall

Join PIE, in partnership with 1776 and Revolution, on July 6, 2017 for Challenge Cup Portland where 15-20 startups will pitch for the chance to win a paid trip to New York City for the Global Final round of Challenge Cup!

Challenge Cup is a worldwide tournament for the most promising, innovative startups to win prizes, make connections, and share their vision on a global stage. This year, 1776 is partnering with 75 cities to host Challenge Cup Local events, and PIE is excited to host the competition for Portland's top startups!

One winner will advance with a free trip to the Global Finals at Challenge Festival in New York City from November 13-17, 2017. There, the finalists will compete for the grand prizes as well as spend time with the investors, customers, media and other key connections that can help them succeed on a global scale.

Interested in attending Challenge Cup Portland? RSVP today to see startups from your area in action!

Website
Saturday
Sep 17, 2016
2-day workshop: Advanced Redux/Async
through Epicodus

Image Logo - Advanced Redux: A 2-day workshop from Real World React

Note: this is a paid event. You can purchase tickets at https://universe.com/advancedredux

You've learned React, and are excited about building robust, scalable applications. But at some point your application is going to become too complex for React to handle on its own. How do you effectively manage each component and their states? Enter Redux.

Redux has fast become the architecture of choice for building scalable applications with JavaScript and React. It will help you to better organize your application and make state mutations more predictable and transparent.

In this advanced workshop, FreeCodeCamp CTO Berkeley Martinez will help you to take your development skills to the next level.

What you will learn

Saturday - Sunday:

  • Using Redux Middleware
  • Managing Asynchronicity
  • Dispatching Thunks and Promises
  • Using Redux with RxJS Observables
  • Analytics with Redux
  • Server Side Rendering using RxJS Observables

What we will build

We will apply the principles above as we build a social e-commerce app, complete with:

  • Search and Filtering
  • User authentication
  • Likes
  • Follows
  • Shopping Cart

Your Instructor

Berkeley Martinez, CTO of FreeCodeCamp.com

An image of Berkeley Martinez

Berkeley is the CTO of freecodecamp.com, a free online community for learning full-stack web development where students garner real-world experience by engineering solutions for nonprofit companies. He has been programming with React for over two years, and is the author of Redux-Epic, a library built to do better async and server-side rendering in React with RxJS Observables. He is also the co-organizer of the San Francisco-based Meetup group Real World React, which features talks and workshops on using React in real-world, production applications. As an instructor at Real World React, he consults individuals and businesses looking to become experts in React, Redux, and other tools in the ecosystem.

Prerequisites

  • Familiar with React.js
  • Understands fundamentals of Redux
  • Comfortable with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Familiar with ES6 Syntax (not an exhaustive list)
    • Arrow Function syntax
    • Spread/Rest
      • And using them to change objects/arrays without mutation (immutable methods)
    • Promises
    • Class syntax
    • Module syntax
  • Comfortable with the command line & NPM
  • Comfortable building with React and React-Router
  • Comfortable with the concepts of functional programming.

Pre-class Resources

  • Follow the link above to the event website -- Calagator limits the amount of links we can post

Your Organizer

Real World React is an SF-based organization that features talks, meetups, and workshops on using React & Redux in real-world, production applications.

Website
Tuesday
Apr 27, 2010
2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference: Session Takeaways from Attendees
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

The 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference took place April 8-10, 2010 in Atlanta, GA. Nearly 1,450 nptechies came together to learn & connect about using technology to create more social change in our jobs and in the world.

Join us for our April meetup when Portland attendees will share resources and takeaways from the sessions they attended. More details to come with specific sessions to be covered but please mark your calenders now as it will be a lively discussion with lots of tips and tricks learned from the top nonprofit technologists in the county.

In the meanwhile, you can find 2010 NTC Session Materials on Slideshare.


Wednesday
Jun 15, 2011
2011 USENIX Annual Technical Conference (ATC '11)
through Portland Marriott (Downtown)

Join us in Portland, OR, June 15–17, 2011, for the 2011 USENIX Annual Technical Conference. USENIX ATC '11 will again bring together leading systems researchers for cutting-edge systems research and unlimited opportunities to gain insight into a variety of must-know topics, including virtualization, system administration, cloud computing, security, and networking.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 14, 2011
2011 USENIX Federated Conferences Week (FCW '11)
through Portland Marriott (Downtown)

Back for 2011, USENIX is combining established conferences and new workshops into one week chock full of research, training, and information.

The USENIX Federated Conferences Week offers a unique opportunity to gain insight into a variety of "hot" topics, while the joint lunches, breaks, and evening events provide unparalleled networking possibilities.

USENIX is again making it easy to customize your program to meet your needs. Your daily registration gets you into all the events happening that day. Plus, registration packages offer expanded discounts: the more days you attend, the more you save!

Website
Thursday
May 10, 2018
2018 Oregon Technology Awards
Oregon Convention Center

5 pm - Welcome Reception 6:30 pm - Dinner and Awards Ceremony 8:30 pm - After Party

The Oregon Technology Awards celebrates excellence and achievement in the region's technology industry and honors outstanding individuals with prestigious Lifetime Achievement, Sam Blackman (formerly Technology Executive of the Year), and - new this year - Tech Champion awards and eight companies are recognized for their accomplishments, leadership, and commitment to the industry and community.

The 34th annual event will draw more than 600 attendees including entrepreneurs and tech professionals from across the region and around the globe.

Website
Wednesday
Feb 5, 2020
300 Seconds PDX
Connective DX Community Room

WHEN IT COMES TO REPRESENTATION, TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCES HAVE A DIVERSITY PROBLEM

We can address this challenge by creating space for women* and other underrepresented groups of speakers to get their start.

We believe that the world is better when we can learn from the brilliance of the many, not just the few. 300 Seconds events give our peers, and in particular women, a means of gaining confidence and experience speaking in public.

We give new speakers the opportunity to gain confidence and improve speaking skills in a safe, supportive environment. Our veteran speakers volunteer their time to sharpen up presentations, provide support, connections, and tips on shaping a personal brand.

*By women we mean all women (trans, intersex and cis), all those who experience oppression as women (including non-binary and gender non-conforming people) and all those who identify as women.

Website
Wednesday
Jun 22, 2016
3d Printing Vancouver
Columbia Collective

We are a group of 3D enthusiasts In Vancouver. We are artists, hobbyists and professionals interested in 3D printing. Our group is open to anyone from beginner to advanced.

We meet every month to talk about the industry, our work, and to collaborate on projects.

Every 3rd month we plan to combine with the Portland 3D Printing Lab here in Vancouver.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 14, 2011
3rd USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing (HotCloud '11)
through Portland Marriott (Downtown)

Join us in Portland, OR, June 14–15, 2011, for the 3rd USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing. HotCloud brings together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry working on cloud computing technologies. Cloud computing has evolved over the years from a basic IT infrastructure (data centers) to platform as a service (PaaS), and it includes both software as a service (SaaS) and enabling services to be deployed on a hosted infrastructure (IaaS). We believe that cloud computing will benefit from close interaction between researchers and industry practitioners, so that the research can inform current deployments and deployment challenges can inform new research. In support of this, HotCloud will provide a forum for both academics and practitioners to share their experience, leverage each other's perspectives, and identify new/emerging "hot" trends in this important area.

Website
3rd Workshop on I/O Virtualization (WIOV '11)
Portland Marriott (Downtown)

Join us in Portland, OR, on June 14, 2011, for the 3rd Workshop on I/O Virtualization. Virtualization technology has grown beyond server systems to include desktops, notebooks, and even mobile devices. The rich settings in which virtualized systems are used range from cloud computing infrastructures requiring access to high-end I/O devices like GPUs and networks to the many devices present in embedded and mobile systems. While I/O systems have a long history of using abstraction to shield applications from the intricacies of devices and storage systems, the WIOV '11 workshop's focus is on the interplay of I/O with virtualization and cloud technologies. Our goal is to provide a forum to discuss the impact and challenges of I/O virtualization along multiple dimensions.

Website
Wednesday
Oct 21, 2015
4K 4Charity Fun Run PDX
Tom McCall Waterfront Park

The 4K 4Charity Fun Run PDX celebrates the achievements of the growing technology community in Portland, Oregon and promotes diversity. Fostering wellness and networking in a casual, fun environment, the 4K 4Charity Fun Run PDX presents corporate and individual participants the opportunity to give back.

Join co-founding sponsors Elemental Technologies, Puppet Labs and Simple, association sponsors the Portland Development Commission, the Technology Association of Oregon, and Silicon Florist for the 4K 4Charity Fun Run PDX.

Website
Friday
Apr 23
A Day in the Life of a Data Scientist and How to Get There - Tech Talk with Kent Gray
The Tech Academy

Tech Academy graduate Kent Gray joins us to share his journey from boot camp student to data scientist in this week's Tech Talk.

Kent works as a service Data Scientist at Kubota Tractor Corporation, and has several years experience as an analyst since graduating from The Tech Academy in 2016. Come learn what a day in the life of a data scientist is like and get advice on how to break into the industry!

Meet with us virtually on April 23rd at 1pm Pacific time for some networking and fun!

Register on MeetUp to attend: https://www.meetup.com/techacademy/events/277240087/

Website
Monday
Oct 12, 2015
a11y Working Group: Gitbook Part II
Puppet

Didn't make it to part I? That is ok - come along anyway! At our September meetup, we started our open-source accessibility planning guide, using Gitbooks. We defined the goal of the book as a concise guide for decision-makers in companies making software applications. We roughed out chapters and each took one (see book for details on page one of each chapter).

Our first milestone will be a chapter draft from each of us by the November meetup, when we will work on it more. Gitbooks enables anyone to write and design lovely books with as much public collaboration as they wish.

Friday
Jul 2
Acing Your Applications: Tech Talk with Aimee Bateman, Founder & CEO of CareerCake.com
The Tech Academy

NOTE: This talk is being held one hour earlier than usual to accommodate our speaker from across the pond!

We are so excited to have Amy Bateman, Founder & CEO of CareerCake.com, delivering our Tech Talk this week! As a speaker, mentor, and incredible content creator, Aimee has been helping people make the most of their careers for over 20 years.

Aimee's talk will cover: -- How to become a confident job applicant by staying motivated and remembering your worth. -- What NOT to do during the application and recruitment process. -- What kinds of secret signs and messages hiring managers look out for. -- How to prepare for job applications that are assessed by AI tools. -- Any job placement questions you bring with you!

Check out some of Aimee's awesome content on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpdn3FiLBpjdpDnf-ggbudg

We are hosting this virtual event on July 2nd, 2021 at 12p PT, 1p MT, 2p CT, 3p ET in our Google Meet Room.

RSVP on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/techacademy/events/277589399/

RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/acing-your-applications-tech-talk-with-aimee-bateman-tickets-150969316289

We hope to see you there!

Website
Wednesday
Nov 14, 2018
ACT-W Career Advance at iovation
Iovation

ACT-W (Advancing the Careers of Tech Women) Career Advance is designed to share tangible job search skills for women and allies in technology. We partner with local technology companies to provide interview tips, resume coaching, professional headshot photos and introduce you to hiring managers. Whether you are simply curious about technology careers or looking for a senior role, Career Advance will help you grow your career in an inclusive environment.

Join us on November 14th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at iovation. iovation develops software to help companies fight fraud and ensure their customers have a seamless experience. They are currently hiring for roles in engineering, information technology, sales, marketing and more. Please join us for an evening to learn more about iovation and to visit many career advancement themed tables that are listed below:

Interview Tips Resume Tips Headshot Photography Service Reliability Engineering Roles Security Analyst Roles Marketing Roles Sales Roles

Agenda

5:30-6:00 Networking 6:00-6:15 Welcome from ACT-W and Iovation 6:15-7:30 Rotation to different Career Advance tables including: Service Reliability Engineering Roles, Security Analyst Roles, Marketing Roles, Sales Roles, Interview Tips, Resume Tips, Headshot Photography.

Please make sure you have read and agree to the ACT-W Code of Conduct!

FAQs

Who should attend? People of all genders interested in learning job skills in technology! Men, nonbinary people, trans people, and women are all welcome.

Is the event 21+? No, minors are welcome to attend.

Is the venue ADA accessible? Yes, elevators are located in the lobby.

Are there gender-neutral bathrooms? Yes, they are located in the hallway.

Website
Wednesday
Oct 3, 2018
ACT-W Evenings
CENTRL east

ACT-W (Advancing the Careers of Tech Women) PDX Evenings are events hosted on the 1st Wednesday of the month intended to bring women and allies in technology together for a night of local inspiration!

Every ACT-W PDX Evening will feature a local leader in the women in tech community and offers the opportunity for you to authentically connect with others in the Portland tech community. This event is hosted in the lobby of CENTRL Office Eastside from 5:30-7:30pm, with the talk beginning at 6:15pm and networking before and after. Drinks and appetizers will be served.

Our October ACT-W PDX Evening will feature Maigen Thomas, Chief Motivational Officer of Empowered Women in Tech and UX Designer for Compli, who will share her personal story of pivoting from being a Flight Attendant to Full Stack Developer to UX Designer. Her talk will focus on actionable ways you can get and stay radically motivated to reach your long term goals.

Please make sure you have read and agree to the ACT-W Code of Conduct! (http://www.act-w.org/about-act-w/conduct/)

Website
Thursday
Jul 12, 2018
Advanced Command Line
Free Geek

Go further with the command line! Get to know grep, bash shortcuts, and other resources for working quickly and accurately in the command line. Basic proficiency required.

Recommended Prerequisites: Command Line Basics

Website
Friday
Apr 13, 2012
Agilepalooza Portland
Sheraton Portland Airport

AgilePalooza is a community event that brings together internationally recognized agile coaches and trainers with local software professionals. Attendees will learn about advancing agile methods through workshops and collaborative sessions.

Use promo code V1Save50-C for 50% off. Only $35!

Speakers include: Dr. Ahmed Sidky has a Ph.D. in value–based process frameworks for effective agile adoption. Ahmed’s work has gained popularity and respect in the agile community as a pragmatic approach for organizations of all sizes attempting to adopt agile. Diana Larsen Drawing on 15+ years of experience working with technical professionals, Diana is a pragmatic agile consultant with FutureWorks. Diana leads system-wide groups in collaborative thinking and planning, as well as guiding teams through project kick-offs, chartering and retrospectives. Dave Sharrock drives change within technology-driven organizations through the introduction of agile product development practices, using agile frameworks such as Scrum. And more!!

For $69, attendees receive a full day of agile learning, lunch and the opportunity to participate in one of two tracks: Practicing Agile and Planning Agile. The Practicing Agile track is geared toward those interested in agile fundamentals and engineering practices and the Planning Agile track is for those planning and managing multiple teams and projects.

Go here to learn more and register: http://www.agilepalooza.com/Portland2012/default.asp

Website
Wednesday
Oct 23, 2019
AgilePDX User Group - Portland Metro - Tech Hiring Insights: A Discussion with Experts in the Silicon Forest
Smarsh

Please RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/264541629/

As the Silicon Forest continues to grow, we turn to hiring authorities in the tech community for answer son how to navigate everything from IT management struggles like retention and hiring, to the effects of the latest technology trends on your career path. Our panelists have a combined 25+ years in tech and are excited to share their experiences and answer questions.

Panelists:

-- Neil Hefty, Talent Solutions Director at ProFocus Technology, an Inc. 500 Staffing and Consulting Company.
-- Chris Miller, VP of Human Resources at Smarsh, the leading provider of data archiving solutions. Helping organizations capture content, reveal risk and provide insights and opportunity for a proper response.
-- Lauren Shey, HR Generalist at Metal Toad, an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner providing cloud migration, AWS-based IoT, and Mobile solutions.

Agenda:

6:00-6:30 Networking/Food/Drinks/Door Prizes
6:30-7:05 Panelist Presentations
7:05-7:40 Breakout Discussions with Presenters
7:40-8:00 Report Out and Wrap Up

This special event is made possible by platinum sponsor ProFocus Technology (https://www.profocustechnology.com/) with space provided by Smarsh (https://www.smarsh.com/). Learn more about our sponsors at agilepdx.org or come chat with us at the event!

Additional Information:

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes, the space is ADA accessible via the entrance to Pacific Center on 6th Ave.

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Contact an event facilitator for further information.

Q: Will there be food and drinks at this event? A: Food & Drink provided by ProFocus. GF/DF/V options available.

Q: What is the easiest way to get to the venue? A: If you can get to Pioneer Courthouse Square, you can get to this event! Trimet serves the area very well. Parking is available nearby in many paid lots. Parking validation will not be provided.

Q: How do I enter the building? A: Enter the Pacific Center building on 6th Ave, near Water Ave Coffee (in the adjoining building)

This event is inclusive and open to all.

Website
Monday
Sep 29, 2014
All levels Python, JavaScript, SQL, HTML, CSS, Jquery and Djano peer mentoring
PDX Code Guild

Bring your laptop, your questions and/or knowledge to share. Once most everyone has arrived, we do introductions where each attendee tells what they are working on, what languages they can help with and what they want help with.

It's a friendly and chill group.

Website
Saturday
Nov 17, 2018
Annual Event Hosted by Oregon Blockchain: Outside the Block
Benson Hotel

This is Oregon Blockchain’s inaugural conference. It will be hosted in Portland, Oregon and aims to bring a wide range of unique industry perspectives together with students in a dynamic event, highlighting the future of the budding blockchain ecosystem in the Pacific Northwest. We will be hosting speakers from Intel, Microsoft, Public Market, and inviting students from the University of Washington, Arizona State University, Portland State University, Oregon State University, and UC Berkeley. This will be a great opportunity for everyone, from businesses wondering how blockchain applies to them to students looking for career opportunities, to learn about the ecosystem from the corporate drivers, lean disruptors, and student innovators. It will be a great event, and we hope to see you all there!

Website
Thursday
Apr 27, 2017
Are There Dangers to Consciousness Hacking?
Shut Up and Eat

What are the risks of consciousness raising? Consciousness raising is usually a good experience and it might be tempting to pursue without considering the consequences. In this meetup, we will use the Lean Coffee format to discuss aspects of consciousness raising, including:

• What do you see as the benefits of CH? What about the costs?

• How do you experience NOSC?

• Have you used technology to increase your awareness? If so, what have you used? What was your experience?

• Have you used other methods (non-technological) to increase your awareness?

• The CH movement is focused on technologies that raise/alter consciousness. What would you include in this area? Are there consciousness-raising techniques you’d like to include, even if they aren’t related to technology?

What is the Lean Coffee discussion format? Check out the Lean Coffee website here.

In this discussion, participants set the agenda. Our last 2 meetups have generated vibrant discussions of consciousness hacking, what it is, and how it works. Tonight we want to personalize it. How does it work in your life? Are there any methods you want to try? What consciousness-raising topics would you like to discuss tonight? Are there other topics you’d like to learn more about in the future?

Come join us, meet other Consciousness Hackers, and have a tasty dinner at Shut Up and Eat.

Website
Friday
Oct 29
Artificial Superintelligence: Beyond Today's Artificial Intelligence
The Tech Academy

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been named as the most widely referred technology in recent times.

One of the variants of AI technology is Artificial superintelligence (ASI). This is where machines become self-aware and surpass the capacity of human intelligence and ability.

This week we are joined by Mounir Shita, founder of Global Economic Alliance, to discuss ASI and the future that it holds. He will be sharing over 14 years of ASI research.

Join us on October 29th at 1pm PT, 2pm MT, 3pm CT, and 4pm ET. We'll be in this google meet room: https://meet.google.com/erw-giij-ktv

Can't make it live? Watch the recording on our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

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

Website
Thursday
Apr 11, 2019
Badass Women Entrepreneurs - Portland
VertueLab & Emerge Interactive office

Join us on April 11, 2019 at the VertueLab office in Portland, Oregon, where you’ll hear from a panel about Securing Funding for your business, and a panel of Rockstar Women Entrepreneurs who are fueling their startup ventures with fundraising, government grants, bootstrapping, and true grit.

All are welcome!!! Register now and join us on April 11th.

Drinks and modest fare provided.

Use promo code BWE-SiliconFlorist19 to attend for half price! ($10 General Registration, $5 Students (w/ ID)

Think your technology might be a good fit for a SBIR/STTR grant?

Sign up NOW for one-on-one meetings about SBIR/STTR grants with VertueLab's grant writing expert, Leon Wolf. 15 minute time slots available between 3:30p and 5:30p prior to the event. E-mail [email protected] to RSVP for your consulting session.

Website
Thursday
Jul 21, 2016
Beers with Engineers
10 Barrel

A monthly gathering for Portland area tech junkies. More specifically, those focused on data, emerging technology, and general IT topics. Industry vets, IT pros, nerds, geeks, tech philosoraptors, whatever.... Whether 5 or 50 this is an awesome opportunity to get together and talk shop, learn from peers, or just have some beers and a good time.

No management, No selling, No recruiting, No problems. Talking to people about your product(s) or career networking is fine but people "leeching" on the attendance isn't cool so don't do it. Industry folks with expense cards typically cover festivities but this isn't a "sponsored" event and we don't intend to turn BwE into "powerpoint parties". Venue will be dynamic alternating between locations and if group size demands we'll book a location to support.

If you're new to the group or haven't been out in a while we're a pretty dynamic crowd and always have a lot of fun.

Website
Thursday
Oct 20, 2016
Beers with Engineers
10 Barrel

A monthly gathering for Portland area tech junkies. More specifically, those focused on data, emerging technology, and general IT topics. Industry vets, IT pros, nerds, geeks, tech philosoraptors, whatever.... Whether 5 or 50 this is an awesome opportunity to get together and talk shop, learn from peers, or just have some beers and a good time.

No management, No selling, No recruiting, No problems. Talking to people about your product(s) or career networking is fine but people "leeching" on the attendance isn't cool so don't do it. Industry folks with expense cards typically cover festivities but this isn't a "sponsored" event and we don't intend to turn BwE into "powerpoint parties". Venue will be dynamic alternating between locations and if group size demands we'll book a location to support.

If you're new to the group or haven't been out in a while we're a pretty dynamic crowd and always have a lot of fun.

Website
Thursday
Sep 14, 2017
BEST FEST, The Pacific NW's Premier Cleantech Innovation Conference
World Trade Center

Innovations on the frontiers of science and technology can help address the environmental challenges we face. The 2017 BEST FEST will explore how cutting edge innovations in Advanced Manufacturing, Energy, Water, Natural Resources, IoT, Agriculture and Food can make a positive impact on the planet while also growing the Oregon economy. Experts from across industries in Oregon and outside the state along with entrepreneurs and university researchers will expose exciting innovations in an informative and fascinating program.

Now in its ninth year, BEST FEST brings together the doers, thinkers, and innovators working in clean technology across the region. Our signature event – known as the Pacific Northwest’s premier cleantech innovation conference – is about learning, inspiring, networking, sharing ideas, and shaping a better, more sustainable future. BEST FEST convenes a diverse audience of entrepreneurs, investors, partners, corporates, university researchers, students, and scientists – all of whom share the common goal of accelerating solutions to environmental challenges and want to create opportunities to engage.

Early bird tickets on sale now at: https://tinyurl.com/y7mc2a28

Website
Friday
Oct 22
Best practices for collaborating with UX designers: Tech Talk with Daniel Sauble
The Tech Academy

As a developer, it is important to know how to collaborate with the UX designers, and vice versa!

Daniel Sauble, Lead Product Designer at DataStax, will be joining us to discuss the best practices for collaborating with UX designers.

Topics that are going to be covered:

What does a UX designer do? How do they interact with the software development lifecycle? What does effective collaboration between developers and designers look like?

RSVP on Meetup: bit.ly/techtalk22 RSVP on Eventbrite: bit.ly/techtalk22e

Join us Friday, October 22nd at 1pm Pacific Time, 2pm Mountain Time (3p CT, 4p ET)

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

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

Website
Saturday
Jan 20, 2018
Bitcoin and Blockchain
TVF&R Station 67

Join us for a presentation and discussion on the technology behind Bitcoin called Blockchain. You can tell us if it's a fraud or the future of global currency.

We'll have a thirty-minute talk and at the end of our session, we'll brainstorm and vote for a new interesting topic for ideas on upcoming presentations. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Join the fun!

Website
Wednesday
Feb 13, 2019
Black Women in STEM: Code switching or soul switching
Puppet

Code Switching or Soul Switching

Our panel will seek to give thought to the complex role of power in constructing and maintaining discursive and societal claims of identity through “code switching.” or what some call "soul switching" which refers to the actions of a particular person and/or group that is assumed to break from their own “natural” practices to perform codes “not their own” for the purposes of fitting in, acquiring capital, and accessing spaces not easily afforded.

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Mona-Lisa Pinkney - Sr. Director, Cybersecurity @Nike
  • Dr. Alisha Moreland-Capuia - Asst. Professor School of Medicine & Executive Director Avel Gordly Center of Healing @ OHSU
  • Lakecia Gunter - VP Programmable Solutions Group @ Intel
  • Grace Andrews - Senior Solutions Engineer @ New Relic

Moderator:

Deena Pierott - Diversity Strategist and BWiSTEM Co-Founder

Website
Wednesday
Sep 14, 2016
Breach, Incident, or Spill: Your Compliance Requirements
The Eliot Center

If you use technology in your day to day operations (and who doesn't), join us on the morning of Wednesday, September 14th for our third of four events on mitigating the risks of business impacts through cybersecurity. Attendance of all 4 events is not required, so we encourage all IT professionals to join us on September 14th!

Cyber security incident management isn't just about a technical response to a breach or spill. Almost every business and government entity handles and stores regulated data and are subject to a complex tapestry of compliance requirements.

Understanding the nuance between events, incidents and breaches is key.

This Technology Leadership event explores incident response focused on compliance reporting. Subject matter experts from RADAR will engage attendees in: -Assessing an incident and the need for compliance reporting -Dinstinguishing between security and privacy incidents -Key components in building a culture of compliance into your organization's incident response

Website
Friday
May 7
Breaking into Blockchain: Tech Talk with Robbie Kruszynski
The Tech Academy

Robbie Kruszynski joins us this week to discuss all things blockchain!

Interested in a career in blockchain? Robbie will be sharing the experience he gained on his journey from bootcamp to blockchain.

Have questions about blockchain? Want to learn how non-fungible tokens work--or what they even are? Robbie will be answering any blockchain questions you might have!

Robbie is the Associate Manager of Developer Relations at Consensys and the President of the BUIDL network. He also is a Lead Instructor for Consensys Academy.

By focusing on education, technical writing and community growth, Robbie’s goal is to create a runway for those looking to enter and contribute to the Web3 space.

Bring a friend, bring some questions and let's talk tech!

Can't join us live? Watch the recording on our YouTube Channel

Website
Friday
Oct 3, 2014
BSidesPDX

BSides PDX is a gathering of the most interesting infosec minds in Portland and the Pacific Northwest! Our passion about all things security has driven attendance from other parts of the country. Our goal is to provide an open environment for the infosec community to engage in conversations, learn from each other and promote knowledge sharing and collaboration. The Portland and greater Northwest information security community spans a broad spectrum of participation from CISOs, Fortune 100 company security experts, small business system admins, to independent security researchers.

Website
Wednesday
Apr 6, 2016
Build Your Incident Response Framework
Technology Association of Oregon

Don't be a target - create a do-it-yourself plan instead...

If you use technology in your day to day operations (and who doesn't), join us on the morning of Wednesday, April 6th for its first of four events on mitigating the risks of business impacts through cybersecurity. Network with peers, learn from subject matter experts and walk away with the foundation for an incident response framework for yourself and your organization.

Our four-part series will include: -alignment to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework -guidance from Cybersecurity subject matter experts - representing both private and public sectors -individual support for customizing an incident response framework for you/your organization -connectivity to peers in a safe environment for building a scalable plan that will positively impact your entire organization

This event is the kickoff to a four-part series hosted by the Tech Leadership Community around the topic of Cybersecurity. Each event will provide building blocks to help guide a do-it-yourself incident response framework for your team and entire organization. Whether you attend one event by yourself, bring your peers to the entire series, or any other combination, the subject matter experts selected for each event will provide individual guidance on the final framework for you/your company.

Our first event will focus on scalable incident response with guidance from the following leads:

Subject Matter Experts: Jerry Holcombe, Online Business Systems Dennis Tomlin, Multnomah County

Incident Response Team: David Neufeld, Online Business Systems Lance Kidd, High Strategy Consulting, LLC

Thank you to our series sponsor, Neudesic!

Tickets available here: https://www.techoregon.org/events/build-your-incident-response-framework

Website
Wednesday
Jan 10, 2018
BuildGuild Portland - BuildGuild - Portland Meetup
Wayfinder Beer

• What we'll do
Build Guild is a monthly event where folks in the web industry can get together to talk web, share ideas, or just grab a drink!

• What to bring
Absolutely nothing, come for the beer, stay for the company.

• Important to know

Website
Thursday
Oct 29, 2015
Camp Optimization Meet-Up
Migration Brewery

No need to worry if you missed last month's event because our next meet-up is on Thursday, October 29th.

This month Kyle Duford, will be sharing a bit about his experiences creating and optimizing award winning e-commerce experiences. Kyle has successfully built and led e-commerce teams for notable consumer brands including Dr. Martens, Speck Products, Nau, and Chrome Industries - doubing or tripling their online revenue within 18 months - as well has helped other outdoor brands such as KEEN, Blue Seventy, Nuun, Rudy Project, Retul, and Carmichael Training Systems. Come learn what it takes from a man who has done it.

We will be meeting at Migration Brewing for some beer and casual networking. You can find us in the Annex where the first round of beer is on us.

AGENDA: 4:30pm - 5:00pm Arrive at Migration Brewing at 2828 NE Glisan St (Meet in the Annex)

5:00pm - 5:20pm Presentation from Kyle Duford

5:30pm - 7:00pm Socializing and Networking

Make sure to spread the word and don't forget to RSVP. We hope to see you there!

What is Camp Optimization?

Camp Optimization's mission is simple: provide a casual, fun and informative forum for digitalmarketers and technologists to share optimization best-practices, challenges and wins.

Who is roboboogie?

Roboboogie is a Portland-based customer experience optimization agency partnering closely with brands to improve conversion rates, nurture brand advocacy and increase customer value.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 20, 2018
CANCELED -- Data Privacy for Activists
Northwest Academy

This meeting has been canceled due to weather and will be rescheduled for another date.

Data privacy is important to everyone but can be felt even more keenly by those who advocate for causes that can be controversial. This workshop is to introduce foundational data privacy strategies and teach easy solutions for helping activists protect the privacy of those they engage with and themselves. Of course, you don't have to be an activist to benefit from making your digital life more secure -- all are welcome!

Greg Stromire, a local security engineer and activist, has hosted variations of this workshop for over a year. He will base the content on the interests of those who attend, covering:

    • Why Privacy Matters
    • Private Messaging, Email, and Voice Communication
    • Securing Your Devices
    • Best Practices Online
    • Storage for Private Data

Schedule: 6:00 PM: Doors 6:10 PM: Introductions and news 6:15 PM: Data privacy 7:15 PM: Q&A 7:30 PM: Wrap up and networking

We'll have snacks, and there will be an opportunity for networking following the talks. We hope to see you there!

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.

Website
Thursday
May 18, 2017
CANCELED: Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

Website
Saturday
Oct 12, 2019
CAT barcamp
1900 SW 4th avenue, Portland Oregon 97201

CAT BarCamp is a free unconference hosted by the Computer Action Team at Portland State University every year. BarCamps are free conferences where the people who show up on the day of decide what the conference is about. No scheduled talks are planned beforehand by the organizers, making the range of talks and topics covered each year entirely unique. Timeslots are posted in an accessible place and the attendants are given (fairly) free reign to post and choose which talks they would like to attend or give. We only ask that topics be respectful and PG-rated. The CAT at PSU is an ops training organization that has secured the venue and is organizing the event. We expect many job-hungry students skilled in development, computer science, operations, and everything else to be in attendance at this event and we want to enable as many connections as possible. Because the CAT is a tech organization and has ties to the larger tech community, many speakers will likely give tech-oriented talks.

Website
Tuesday
Sep 18, 2018
Catalyte in PDX Open House: featuring Mohan Nair, Chief Innovation Officer at Cambia
1800 Southwest 1st Ave, Suite 510 Portland, OR

Catalyte, a company that uses AI to identify anyone with the aptitude, regardless of background, to become a software engineer, invites you to join us on Tuesday, September 18 as we celebrate our office move to downtown Portland.

Enjoy an evening of expert advice from guest speaker Mohan Nair, Chief Innovation Officer at Cambia Health Solutions, learn about our open job opportunities and entry-level software developer training programs, network with the Portland tech community, and soak in as much genius as you can handle.

Website
Thursday
Nov 19, 2009
Challenges in Securing Funding for your Healthcare IT Venture
PSU Business Accelerator

The current economic climate has limited access to capital and has left companies across the healthcare industry struggling to determine the best way to fund and fuel growth.

Our experienced panel, drawn from investors & executives with experience in Healthcare IT ventures both from a funding and entreprenuerial perspective, will address questions like: - What products, services, and technology sectors in healthcare are investors most excited about now? - What do investors want to see regarding company growth and exit strategy? - Which investors are best positioned to support my company in this current environment? - How should one approach valuation and other funding strategy discussions?

Panelists include: Bill Newman, Managing Director, NW tech ventures
Jim Plymale, CEO, Clinicient

Website
Saturday
Aug 18, 2018
Check out Ming Rutar's shoes for OMSI Maker Faire!
TVF&R Station 67

Welcome Ming Rutar as she brings her custom shoes for OMSI Maker Faire.

If you would like to join the conversation check us out on https://zoom.us/j/7891236789. If you want to listen to the live broadcast we'll be on Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/KnowledgeMavens/

Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

Website
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.

Website
Wednesday
Jan 21, 2015
ChickTech Volunteer Work Party
Portland Code School

2015 is starting out with a bang! ChickTech is busier than ever planning a bunch of great events, activities and workshops for all our women and girls!

Start your new year off right with ChickTech! We'd like to invite you and all ChickTech Volunteers to join us for an evening of productivity, pizza, beer, and meeting other ChickTech volunteers - new and experienced. Join in to experience some hands-on volunteering projects, find out what exciting events and activities are in store at ChickTech, and see our new office!

Haven't volunteered with ChickTech yet?

You're welcome, too! Meet other volunteers, work on a volunteer project, and learn about future volunteer opportunities.

Tentative Agenda 6pm-6:15pm - Welcome from Board Members, eat pizza, drink beer

6:15pm-6:30pm - Icebreaker. Get to know your fellow ChickTech volunteers!

6:30pm-6:50pm - Introduction to tonight's volunteer projects

6:50pm-7:10pm - New to ChickTech? We'll have an orientation, just for you.

6:50pm-9pm - Make a real impact with ChickTech and work on volunteer projects

Pizza and beer will be provided.

  • Bring a laptop if you have one! *

Join our meetup page!

Website
Wednesday
Apr 22, 2015
ChickTech Volunteer Work Party
Portland Art Museum

We'd like to invite you and all ChickTech Volunteers to join us for an evening of productivity, pizza, beer, and meeting other ChickTech volunteers - new and experienced. Join in to experience some hands-on volunteering projects, find out what exciting events and activities are in store at ChickTech, and see our new office!

Haven't volunteered with ChickTech yet?

You're welcome, too! Meet other volunteers, work on a volunteer project, and learn about future volunteer opportunities.

Tentative Agenda 6pm-6:15pm - Welcome from Board Members, eat pizza, drink beer

6:15pm-6:30pm - Icebreaker. Get to know your fellow ChickTech volunteers!

6:30pm-6:50pm - Introduction to tonight's volunteer projects

6:50pm-7:10pm - New to ChickTech? We'll have an orientation, just for you.

6:50pm-9pm - Make a real impact with ChickTech and work on volunteer projects

Pizza and beer will be provided.

  • Bring a laptop if you have one! *

Join our meetup page!

Website
Monday
Oct 8, 2018
ChickTech: Portland - ChickTech: Volunteer to inspire girls to become technologists
ChickTech Office

Every year, ChickTech gives 150 local girls the opportunity to attend a weekend long inspiring technology camp. Girls are nominated by their teachers, then surprised with acceptance packets that illuminate their potential. Join a group of ChickTech volunteers in stuffing acceptance packets! We will gather at the ChickTech office, eat light snacks, and chat while we work together to inspire the next generation of technologists. First-time volunteers and people of all genders are welcome!

Please meet at the building's enterance on SW 10th and Washington. A ChickTech representative will be there to greet you from 5:30-5:45. If you arrive late please call (949)[masked] to be let into the building.

Website
Tuesday
Jul 20, 2010
CivicApps Awards Ceremony
NedSpace

Please note the new date, Tuesday, July 20th

Join CivicApps, Microsoft and the Software Association of Oregon at NedSpace Downtown to network, socialize, and publicly honor the best app entries for the first round of apps development. The evening will culminate in the "Best of Show" award, recognizing the top app among the "blue ribbon" award winning apps for Most Useful, Most Appealing, Most Original, Best Use of Data and Civic Choice apps.

Come meet with your fellow developers, entrepreneurs, potential investors/employers, and others. Register today to reserve your spot at http://civicappsawards.eventbrite.com

Hors d'oeuvres, beverages, and a no-host bar will be available.

Website
Wednesday
Jul 24, 2019
CloudBolt Open House
Revolution Hall

Please join the CloudBolt team for an Open House at our new space in Revolution Hall!

We invite members of the Portland and software engineering communities to enjoy an evening of networking and socializing. Light snacks, refreshments, games and raffle prizes await. Get to know us and our open positions.

Winner of TAO’s 2019 “Influential Technology Company Not Headquartered in Oregon” award, CloudBolt is poised for growth and now hiring for several open roles. Bring your resume and learn more about becoming part of the leading cloud management team at CloudBolt!

Submit your RSVP: https://forms.gle/Yh7PFjccCYgAeWTv8

Questions? Email [email protected].


CloudBolt is the industry's leading hybrid cloud management platform provider. With CloudBolt, enterprise IT can configure and manage private and public cloud resources—quickly, securely, and cost-effectively—while empowering DevOps and end-users with self-service provisioning environments. Today, CloudBolt is deployed in the world’s largest enterprises, across all industries, including financial services, government, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, technology services, and more.

CloudBolt kick-started 2019 with a record 150 percent surge in annual revenue and a 40 percent increase in enterprise customers worldwide in 2018.

CloudBolt... Proud winner of the TAO Award under the ’non-headquartered’ category: http://www.techoregon.org/blog/oregon-technology-awards-2019-winners-announced

Portland, Oregon ranks #8 in US News - “Best Places to Live”: https://realestate.usnews.com/places/oregon/portland

Website
Thursday
Oct 22, 2015
Code Oregon Labs
Code Fellows

Online learners of all stripes are invited to Code Oregon Labs. This is an open lab for people who are learning to code online and who would benefit from high-quality, in-person tutoring from professional instructors and industry veterans. Together with Code Oregon and volunteers from the community, Code Fellows will provide tutors at a 6:1 ratio. Bring your laptop! Space is limited, so reserve your spot today.

Website
Tuesday
Jul 5, 2016
Coding Summer Camps
through Catlin Gable School

CodeVana is partnering with Catlin Gabel Summer Camps to bring four exciting summer camps. Through these camps children will discover the joy of coding. These camps are created by industry professionals and students and will be week long in the beautiful 60-acre campus in Southwest Portland of the Catlin Gabel School. Sessions run July 5 - July 22, 2016, and are open to all children in the Portland metro area. Please REGISTER at https://www.catlin.edu/page.cfm?p=1005&LockSSL=true and bring the joy of coding not only to your child but also youth who don't have access. Sign up for the camp and help youth who do not have the resources to enjoy a free coding camp through CodeVana’s Community Building initiative. The four camps offered are as follows:

CodeVana: Digital Game Explorers [July 5-8th] In this summer camp, students are introduced to the joy of coding and programming through games, simulations and they will also learn to become digital creators by creating minecraft mods or digital newspapers/videos. They will present their work in an end of the week show and tell. Students ages 7-10 have an option of full day camp or a half day camp.

CodeVana: Breakaway with Code & Things [July 5-8th] [July 18-22nd] In this summer camp, 10-14 year old students will learn to code, make, play while using Internet of Things and integrate their understanding of math and science through computing/games as well as learning how their minds and brains work. This camp is experiential in nature and will focus on collaboration, and creation. Middle Schoolers have an option of full day camp or a half day camp.

CodeVana: Girls Make Apps [July 11-15th] Girls and women in the U.S. are avid users of computer technology, but they are significantly underrepresented in its creation. CodeVana is bringing a fun girls only camp organized by girls/women to help girls discover the joy of building, computer science, and coding. Girls will build Games, play with Internet Of Things, design and deploy Web & Mobile Apps in a collaborative and creative environment as well as explore science, math, and social aspects of women in technology. We invite middle school (7th-8 graders) and high school girls to join us. Girls will make Web Apps, Mobile Apps, and Game Apps in a collaborative and creative environment.

CodeVana: Startup Engineering [July 11-15] High School students are invited to make their ideas into reality through building and making with computing. They will learn all the engineering and customer development skills to build a technology startup. On July 15th, students will pitch their ideas and prototypes to the community and win prizes to continue to pursue their ideas through a community vote.

Website
Friday
Jul 25, 2014
Coffee w/ Co-Founders III
Breken Kitchen

The third edition of a monthly event we’ve been calling “Coffee w/ Co-Founders” will be held Friday July 25th @ 9am at Breken Kitchen (http://www.brekenkitchen.com/) in NW Portland.

Come by for this very informal meetup as we discuss our current projects and give each other advice about growing a business here in Portland. We have had a great turnout for each of these events, and with this space housing more space, we anticipate a large gathering of Entrepreneurs.

Bring lots of business cards and be prepared to talk to like-minded individuals.

Hope to see you there!

Website
Thursday
Aug 14, 2014
Coffee w/ Co-Founders IV
Urban Grind Coffee House

Coffee w/ Co-Founders was an event created to give Founders a venue to talk about challenges, issues, and what's working. It's a way to network and build on the ecosystem that makes Portland an incredible place to start a business.

This is completely informal. Come by, drink coffee, hang out, but most of all, have fun meeting new people who are passionate about what they're working on!

Website
Sunday
Aug 21, 2016
Collective Eye Films Presents: Big Dream at The Hollywood Theatre
The Hollywood Theatre

Collective Eye Films and the Hollywood Theatre present the film Big Dream, a film that promotes women and girls to pursue their dreams in the Math, Science, Engineering, and Technology fields.

Big Dream follows the intimate stories of seven young women who are breaking barriers and overcoming personal challenges to follow their passion in science, math, computing & engineering (STEM) fields. Through video diaries and verité moments, each of these girls defy the stereotype of what it means to be an over achieving woman in the fields of technology. From small town Iowa to the busy streets of the Middle East, Big Dream immerses viewers in a world designed by the next generation of girls. Watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/145552629

Join the filmmaker and industry professionals from ChickTech and PDXWIT after the event for a conversation about taking initiative to build girls' confidence in their capabilities and the importance of gender diversity in STEM fields.

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/506175236260505/

Website
Monday
Nov 21, 2016
Community Hour[s] - Portland Community Hour[s] at CENTRL Office Eastside
CENTRL Office Eastside

Built Oregon, PIE, and Silicon Florist would like to invite you to Community Hour[s], our ongoing gathering for all the people who make up the entrepreneurial fabric in our community. There is no agenda, panel, or discussion. It’s a time to relax and network with old friends and new connections. 

As much as we all love technology, relationships are built through personal connections and shared stories. So we hope you’ll join us for a few minutes — or a couple of hours.

As always, Community Hour[s] are graciously hosted by CENTRL Office.

See you there!

Website
Saturday
Jul 14, 2012
Community Leadership Summit
through Oregon Convention Center

The Community Leadership Summit 2012 brings together community leaders, organizers and managers and the projects and organizations that are interested in growing and empowering a strong community.

The event pulls together the leading minds in community management, relations and online collaboration to discuss, debate and continue to refine the art of building an effective and capable community.

At the heart of Community Leadership Summit 2012 is an open unconference-style event in which everyone who attends is welcome to lead and contribute sessions on any topic that is relevant. These sessions are very much discussion sessions: the participants can interact directly, offer thoughts and experience, and share ideas and questions. These unconference sessions are also augmented with a series of presentations from leaders in the field, panel debates and networking opportunities.

Website
Wednesday
Jul 9, 2014
Community-Building Classifieds with Switchboard
Idealist

Please join us for PDXTech4Good's July meetup, where we'll learn about community-building classifieds!

Does your community use groups on Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn? Are they frustrated by useful information getting lost in a stream of status updates and baby photos? Are they burnt out on email chains and listservs with irrelevant content? Are they looking for a place to share resources beyond just the professional? Switchboard is a platform that harnesses the power of communities by giving them a simple place to connect, transact, and build community value. There are only two types of posts: Ask and Offer.

You can check out an example Switchboard for the Portland Startup Community here: https://pdxstartups.switchboardhq.com/

And one for the Women's Bicycling community here http://wheelwomen.switchboardhq.com/

And one for Oberlin College:
https://oberlin.switchboardhq.com/

Switchboard is being used by colleges, universities, non-profits, community groups, summer camps, professional organizations, conferences. Learn how the simple format of Ask and Offer can strengthen your community, while interdigitating with existing social media tools.

Presenter

Mara Zepeda is co-founder and CEO of Switchboard. Based in Portland, Switchboard is a community building platform that empowers members to ask for what they need, offer what they have to give, connect directly, and strengthen their network. Mara has spent her career working with nonprofits and in higher education as a program director, consultant, community builder, board member, and volunteer.

Website
Wednesday
Jun 27, 2018
Content Creation for Digital Marketers: When to Be Good and When to Be Fast
WeWork Pioneer Place

We'll be hosting a talk and social hour, with a featured guest - local founder and content creation mastermind, Joel Barker on June 27th!

Martech is a merger of two critical aspect of every business - Marketing and Technology. This event covers how to optimize your content in the multi-channel digital landscape.

Joel will be discussing how to manage the delicate balance of content quality and quantity varies in different marketing channels, covering social, email, blogs, websites, and more.

As usual, we will be hosting food and beverages and invite marketing tech enthusiasts of all types and skill levels. This week's event is sponsored by Act-On Software.

Agenda:

6:00 pm - Food, beverage, and networking

6:30 pm - Welcome message from Vinay Rao and Alex Mighion

6:35 pm - Speaker 1: Joel Barker, Founder of Lion's Way Content

7:15 pm - Group discussion, Future Meetup Ideas, Cross Promotion

8:00 pm - End.

Website
Friday
May 17, 2013
COPIOUSLabs TechTalk: CoreData: It's Not That Bad
COPIOUS

COPIOUS is a user-centered digital experience agency. We build digital products with the user at heart and technology in our bones. We recently moved to a new office and now have a large space to host our TechTalks.

About TechTalks:

COPIOUSLabs TechTalks series meets every other Friday at 1pm at the COPIOUS offices. Our talks span artificial intelligence, new programming languages and techniques, computational linguistics, geographic data processing, systems and software architecture, augmented reality, network security, and more as proposed to the Copious engineering team.

About this talk:

Speaker: Joseph Jaramillo

Every app needs to store data, and developers have lots of options for doing so. Perhaps you're saving JSON or XML to disk. Maybe you're even using custom serialization. What happens when you need to query this data? What about when you have so much data to display that you can't keep it all in memory? The answer is CoreData.

In this COPIOUS Tech Talk, Joseph Jaramillo will introduce you to CoreData, the Apple database technology included with iOS and Mac OS X. You'll learn how to use an API to fetch data from a web service, store it in a CoreData database, and query it later. This is a hands on talk and there will be code involved! You are encouraged to bring a Mac loaded with Xcode to follow along.

All are welcome to attend. If you have a talk that you'd like to suggest presenting, please email it to [email protected] along with a brief outline of what you'd like to cover.

Website
Friday
Aug 23, 2013
COPIOUSLabs TechTalk: Datomic: Time in the Database; Data in the Application
COPIOUS

COPIOUS is a user-centered digital experience agency. We build digital products with the user at heart and technology in our bones. We recently moved to a new office and now have a large space to host our TechTalks.

About TechTalks:

COPIOUSLabs TechTalks series meets every other Friday at 1pm at the COPIOUS offices. Our talks span artificial intelligence, new programming languages and techniques, computational linguistics, geographic data processing, systems and software architecture, augmented reality, network security, and more as proposed to the Copious engineering team.

About this talk:

Speaker: Ben Kaplin, Systems & Automation Engineer

Datomic leverages distributed storage systems, functional programming and a radical change in information-system architecture to achieve screaming fast write throughput and elastically scalable reads, all while hewing to the Clojure mantra of simplicity in design and engineering.

In the grand finale to our Databases series, Ben will present on the Datomic architecture; the Datalog query language and wax philosophical about the value of programming models that match our mental models. Join us and learn how to bring time as a first-class concept into your data store.

All are welcome to attend. If you have a talk that you'd like to suggest presenting, please email it to [email protected] along with a brief outline of what you'd like to cover.

Website
Friday
Jul 12, 2013
COPIOUSLabs TechTalk: Intro to HBase, a NoSQL Database for Big Data
COPIOUS

COPIOUS is a user-centered digital experience agency. We build digital products with the user at heart and technology in our bones. We recently moved to a new office and now have a large space to host our TechTalks.

About TechTalks:

COPIOUSLabs TechTalks series meets every other Friday at 1pm at the COPIOUS offices. Our talks span artificial intelligence, new programming languages and techniques, computational linguistics, geographic data processing, systems and software architecture, augmented reality, network security, and more as proposed to the Copious engineering team.

About this talk:

Speaker: John Jessee, Senior Software Engineer

The COPIOUS engineering team dives into architecture, use, and benefits of HBase for storage of big data as part of its Tech Talk series on Seven Languages in Seven Weeks by Eric Redmond and Jim R. Wilson.

All are welcome to attend. If you have a talk that you'd like to suggest presenting, please email it to [email protected] along with a brief outline of what you'd like to cover.

Website
Friday
Apr 19, 2013
COPIOUSLabs TechTalk: Measuring Social Geography with Graph Databases
COPIOUS

COPIOUS is a user-centered digital experience agency. We build digital products with the user at heart and technology in our bones. We recently moved to a new office and now have a large space to host our TechTalks.

About TechTalks:

COPIOUSLabs TechTalks series meets every other Friday at 1pm at the COPIOUS offices. Our talks span artificial intelligence, new programming languages and techniques, computational linguistics, geographic data processing, systems and software architecture, augmented reality, network security, and more as proposed to the Copious engineering team.

About this talk:

Speaker: Dann Stayskal

Graph databases offer a unique way of looking at data. Rather than the familiar tables of data, graph databases store data as relationships between named things. So, they're an ideal choice for social networks, geogrpahic route planning, and campaign finance modeling.

In this week's tech talk, Dann Stayskal walks us through how to configure a graph database called Neo4J to answer a few questions about social graphs: out of all connections on facebook, twitter, google+, and linkedin, who would it recommend to follow next?

This will be a public-accessible tech talk with no technical background necessary to follow along!

All are welcome to attend. If you have a talk that you'd like to suggest presenting, please email it to [email protected] along with a brief outline of what you'd like to cover.

Website
Friday
May 3, 2013
COPIOUSLabs TechTalk: MongoDB
COPIOUS

COPIOUS is a user-centered digital experience agency. We build digital products with the user at heart and technology in our bones. We recently moved to a new office and now have a large space to host our TechTalks.

About TechTalks:

COPIOUSLabs TechTalks series meets every other Friday at 1pm at the COPIOUS offices. Our talks span artificial intelligence, new programming languages and techniques, computational linguistics, geographic data processing, systems and software architecture, augmented reality, network security, and more as proposed to the Copious engineering team.

About this talk:

Speaker: Andrew Gauger, Systems Engineer, Rejuvenation

MongoDB allows for abstracted data storage, so Andrew will talk about implementations of this flexible data design pattern. State machine and its ability to extend a document asynchronously gets highlighted. We will talk about data abstraction, and how to abstract structured data into a schema-less logger to perform validation.

In this TechTalk, Andrew will aim to describe clustering and replication as well as referencing and embedding in a simple language. The samples come fast but keep to explaining a simple topic. The talk diverges about how distributed database technology can be brought to firmware, how massive quantity small computing instances best leverage this technology, and what frameworks exist to leverage MongoDB on an upcoming project.

All are welcome to attend. If you have a talk that you'd like to suggest presenting, please email it to [email protected] along with a brief outline of what you'd like to cover.

Website
Friday
Aug 2, 2013
COPIOUSLabs TechTalk: Redis — "Optimized for joy"
COPIOUS

COPIOUS is a user-centered digital experience agency. We build digital products with the user at heart and technology in our bones. We recently moved to a new office and now have a large space to host our TechTalks.

About TechTalks:

COPIOUSLabs TechTalks series meets every other Friday at 1pm at the COPIOUS offices. Our talks span artificial intelligence, new programming languages and techniques, computational linguistics, geographic data processing, systems and software architecture, augmented reality, network security, and more as proposed to the Copious engineering team.

About this talk:

Speaker: Aaron Edmonds, Software Engineer

Not many pieces of software can claim a 7 point manifesto, let alone deliver on all points, but the Remote Dictionary Service (Redis) stands as an outstanding example of code written with conviction. With just over 4 years since its initial release, many of the biggest sites online are leveraging Redis because of it's speed and simplicity.

In this tech talk, we'll walk through the basic commands and various data types of Redis and also see how companies like Instagram, Craigslist, and Github are using it in their core architecture. Bring your unix based laptop to follow along.

Website
Friday
Mar 29, 2013
COPIOUSLabs TechTalk: Seven Databases Series: Riak
COPIOUS

About this talk

Riak is a masterless, dynamically scalable key-value database. Adron Hall from Basho, the company behind Riak, will be presenting on Riak's design and giving a cluser setup demonstration.

Speaker: Adron Hall

About TechTalks

COPIOUS Labs TechTalks series meets every other Friday at 1pm at the COPIOUS offices. Our talks span artificial intelligence, new programming languages and techniques, computational linguistics, geographic data processing, systems and software architecture, augmented reality, network security, and more as proposed to the COPIOUS engineering team.

Website
Friday
Mar 22, 2013
COPIOUSLabs TechTalk: The Geospatial Open Source Toolbox
COPIOUS

About this talk

Ugly, slow, and frustrating maps are a thing of the past! Beautiful visualizations, complex datasets, and rich applications are within your reach when you’re riding with the open source community. This Friday, Reid Parham from COPIOUS will present a talk about PostGIS-backed applications written in Rails and JavaScript.

Speaker: Reid Parham, Senior Software Engineer

About TechTalks

COPIOUS Labs TechTalks series meets every other Friday at 1pm at the COPIOUS offices. Our talks span artificial intelligence, new programming languages and techniques, computational linguistics, geographic data processing, systems and software architecture, augmented reality, network security, and more as proposed to the COPIOUS engineering team.

Website
Friday
Mar 12
Creating Your Own Seat at the Table: Tech Talk with CIO Nancy Markle
The Tech Academy

Come celebrate women in tech with the woman who has done it all! She has held the position of Chief Information Officer, Project Manager, and Consultant for several Fortune 500 companies including IBM and AT&T. At a time when women were a rare sight in any boardroom, Nancy shares how she broke the mold and created a space for herself at that table.

Join us for conversation, networking and inspiration this Friday, March 12th at 1pm Pacific.

Register on MeetUp to attend!

Website
Friday
Jul 30
Cryptography w/ Dr. Brent: What is it? How is it used? Why is it important?
The Tech Academy

We are excited to have Dr. Brent Wilson back to discuss another Cybersecurity topic!

This week we will be discussing Cryptography - the art of writing and solving codes. Codes have been used to protect information since ancient times and is the foundation of modern data encryption. Dr. Brent will be teaching us all about what cryptography is, how it's used, and why we should care.

Dr. Brent Wilson is a Professor of Computer Science and Cybersecurity at George Fox University. He has an incredible talent for presenting complex topics in a fun and understandable way.

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

Join us Friday July 30th at 1pm Pacific Time, 2pm Mountain Time (3p CT, 4p ET) in our google meet room

RSVP on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/techacademy/events/277589413/

RSVP on Eventbrite: https://techtalk730.eventbrite.com

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

Website
Tuesday
Apr 30, 2019
CSS Study Night at Vacasa (Latinx Tech PDX April 30th Meetup)
Vacasa Office

We are at Vacasa again for our April 30th Meetup! This time for a CSS study night.

Bring your projects, mockups, designs, questions, concerns and let's work on them as we learn the power of CSS together 🎉 We are also going to be enjoying some pizza, beers and drinks courtesy of TEALS - Bringing CS to every High School (sponsored by Microsoft). Help us provide the right amount of food and drinks, kindly RSVP at: https://www.meetup.com/LatinxTechPDX/events/259793278/

Agenda
* 6:00p - Doors Open
* 6:30p - Socialize + Snacks & Drinks
* 7:00p - TEALS - Volunteering opportunities (Helen Henry)
* 7:10p - 8:30p - Geek out and learn some CSS together

Website
Tuesday
Apr 17, 2012
CTO & Engineering Executive Forum: Adapting Manufacturing Principles to Engineering Projects
Paragon Restaurant and Bar

“Value Stream” is a term that originated with Lean Manufacturing meaning to analyze and design the flow of materials and information required to bring a product or service to a consumer. The whole idea is to drive out waste, deliver fast, build quality in, and engage all of the people involved in the value stream so that great products emerge. Urban Airship has had a lot of success with Kanban and Kaizen…

So wrote Mike Herrick, VP Engineering at Urban Airship in Portland. Coming from both an engineering and operations background myself, this caught my attention – the idea of using manufacturing principles to streamline and accelerate product development and deployment is intriguing.

Engineering Executives must assure that the flow continues all the way from blue-sky concept through development, productization, release to manufacturing, scale-up and support – often to a world-wide market. We’ve invited Mike to join us to kick-off our round-table CTO Forum discussions in April with a few anecdotes and reflections on what they’re doing and what they’ve learned.

Please join us for this opportunity to exchange ideas and real-life experiences with your industry peers.

Event Details: When: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM Where: TBD, Portland, OR Fees: $95 Members, $120 Nonmembers To Register: TechAmerica Oregon, 503-624-4871

Thank you Marger Johnson & McCollom PC for sponsoring!

Website
Wednesday
May 2, 2018
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

Website
Tuesday
Jul 10, 2018
Cynefin & Complexity Foundations
through Hotel Rose

In today’s increasingly volatile and uncertain world, there is a need for new ways of making sense of current situations and managing in new and rapidly shifting contexts. Our past practices and approaches are failing us and what had worked reliably during more stable times in the past is unfortunately proving inadequate for the dynamic present. This course introduces concepts which challenge the deeply rooted thinking patterns that have been ingrained by years of conventional thinking.

Take a dive into complexity theory, and the practical implications for operating in a world of inherent uncertainty. Learn about the Cynefin framework – and how to apply it in organisations; how to make better decisions, dependent on the situation; as well as a range of practical methods that you can apply directly in organisations.

What it’s about:

Complexity has become a buzzword for the world we work within - this course provides you with the foundational tools to understand what it means to act and manage in complexity.

Cynefin and Complexity Foundations forms the core component of Cognitive Edge's training offerings. It contributes the basic scaffolds and key components of your sense-making toolkit for working in complex environments.

Who it is for:

This course designed for people who work in constantly-evolving, dynamic situations, dealing daily with uncertainty and risk, and looking for a enhanced compass for building organisations that are both resilient and innovative. Whether you work in an organisation navigating intractable problems, or are a consultant looking to include complexity principles into your practice - or if you are simply complexity-curious - this Foundations class is for you.

What we will cover:

This has been designed as a 2-day session - a combination of deep immersion into the fundamentals of working in complexity, and with the Cynefin framework. This will be substantiated by lots of hands-on methods-based activities, and group-based discussions.

The session will begin with an introduction to complexity, and the natural and human science that sit behind the naturalising tradition in sense-making. Discover and manage the evolutionary potential of the present by increasing situational awareness of the types of systems that we sit within, and how to modulate within complex systems.

The Cynefin framework has subtleties and nuances which are not easily accessible to the casual reader. Building on the basics outlined in the Harvard Business Review article, this 2-day session will help you dig deeper into the uses of the framework, accompanied by facilitated workshop activities and tools.

To see a brochure for this course, goto http://cognitive-edge.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/CynefinFoundations-brochure-2018-v2.pdf

Early Bird Rates End Jan 27th https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/cynefin-complexity-foundations-portland-oregon-tickets-40759305179?discount=PDX10-2018#tickets

Website
Monday
Apr 16, 2018
Data Privacy for Activists
Northwest Academy

Join us for a combined meeting with Data Privacy PDX!

Data privacy is important to everyone but can be felt even more keenly by those who advocate for causes that can be controversial. This workshop is to introduce foundational data privacy strategies and teach easy solutions for helping activists protect the privacy of those they engage with and themselves. Of course, you don't have to be an activist to benefit from making your digital life more secure -- all are welcome!

Greg Stromire, a local security engineer and activist, has hosted variations of this workshop for over a year. He will base the content on the interests of those who attend, covering:

    • Why Privacy Matters
    • Private Messaging, Email, and Voice Communication
    • Securing Your Devices
    • Best Practices Online
    • Storage for Private Data

Schedule: 6:00 PM: Doors 6:10 PM: Introductions and news 6:15 PM: Data privacy 7:15 PM: Q&A 7:30 PM: Wrap up and networking

We'll have snacks, and there will be an opportunity for networking following the talks. We hope to see you there!

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.

Website
Saturday
Sep 16, 2017
Data Science Python Machine Learning
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

Data Scientists,

Do you want to learn about an unmanned robotic spacecraft Cassini?

How about programming a game in Python?

What about the data scheme behind Stack Overflow?

We have three amazing topics with code to share with the group. At the end of the session, we'll brainstorm next topics and someone will be awarded innovator of the week

Here's a YouTube of the previous session on Pygame. https://youtu.be/tRCYaCWzRnU

Join the fun!

Website
Saturday
Sep 23, 2017
Data Science Python Machine Learning Open Ideas in Science
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

Do you want to learn more about API calls to Google and Better Doctor?

How about Juno-Jupiter?

At the end of the session, we'll brainstorm new ideas and the winner will be crowned innovator of the week!

Here's a YouTube of the session from the previous week. https://youtu.be/U5sdLYHeJgk

Join the fun!

Agenda Presenter Topic Time Everyone Introductions 1:00 - 1:10 PM Kimberely API calls - Google Maps, Better Doctor 1:10 - 1:25 PM Everyone API calls - Q&A 1:25 - 1:30 PM Kateyln Juno-Jupiter 1:30 - 1:45 PM Everyone Juno-Jupiter Q&A 1:45 - 1:50 PM Everyone Brainstorm & Vote Topics 1:50 - 2:00 PM

Website
Saturday
Sep 30, 2017
Data Science Python Machine Learning Open Ideas in Science
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

Data Scientists,

Do you want to learn more about Data Visualization, BI, and Data Lakes?

How about more on Python Pandas and Data Frames? I'll be giving some examples of housing pricing trends.

At the end of the session, we'll brainstorm a new interesting topic for the following week presentation. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Here's a YouTube of the session from the previous week. https://youtu.be/U5sdLYHeJgk

Join the fun!

Agenda Presenter Topic Time Everyone Introductions 1:00 - 1:10 PM Justin Data Visualization,BI,Data Lakes 1:10 - 1:25 PM Everyone Q&A 1:25 - 1:30 PM Garrett Python 1:30 - 1:45 PM Everyone Q&A 1:45 - 1:50 PM Everyone Brainstorm & Vote Topics 1:50 - 2:00 PM

Website
Friday
Jun 9, 2017
DEADLINE: 1776 Challenge Cup Portland applications due
through Virtual Meeting

A global competition for the world’s most promising startups tackling complex, regulated challenges to share their vision on a global stage, engage with industry leaders, and win grand prizes.

Website
Thursday
Nov 7, 2013
Death by Technical Debt: Lessons Learned to get you Unburied
Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub

Technical debt is inevitable in applications development and many organizations and teams struggle to manage it – when to take it on, when to avoid it and when and how to pay it down. On Thursday evening, November 7 the Development and Quality Assurance forums at the Technology Association of Oregon will bring together panelists representing different organizational, industry and product development perspectives to discuss their experiences and lessons from managing technical debt. This event will offer insight into how to define technical debt and tackle it realistically. A Q&A session will follow the panelists’ briefs. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions and share their experiences. This event will offer something for all organizational levels and roles.

Panelists include: James Shore, Agile Consultant & Coach Todd Whitaker, Technical Product Manager, Product Owner, TripWire Mark Menger, Manager Application Delivery Systems, PGE Becky James, Sr. Director of Software Development, WebMD Mark Campillo, Sr. Director Software Engineering, NWEA Chris Woerner, VP Product Management, ADP Andrew Richards, CTO, nResult

Website
Thursday
Jun 7, 2012
DemocracyLab First Thursday Event
PREM Group

On June 7th, check out Portland’s First Thursday scene and stop by DemocracyLab’s summer soiree, hosted by our friends at PREM Group. Come meet our board and staff members and learn more about our new online community engagement tool. For a small donation at the door ($5 suggested), you can enjoy food, libations and music to your heart’s content.

Click here to RSVP.

Hope to see you there!

Website
Thursday
Oct 8, 2015
DesignSpeaks Presents: Peak Performance
52 Limited

DESIGNSPEAKS exists to explore design within the multidisciplinary: architecture, brand, communications, experience, film, fashion, graphic, industrial. We establish an interface within the context of real life, supporting the most compelling regional voices in design, and talk through to the heart of the practice.

PEAK PERFORMANCE Data, Design, and Driving the Future October 8, 2015 7 to 9 pm / 52 Limited Moderated by Tony Thacker

Tony Thacker is a longtime auto industry authority, author and book publisher based in Los Angeles. Most recently, Tony was Executive Director of the World of Speed, an educational motorsports-themed museum, in Wilsonville. He served as executive director of the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona and the marketing director for the famed SO-CAL Speed Shop for 10 years.

Led by the enigmatic Tony Thacker, consider this a glimpse into a not-so-distant future of driverless cars negotiating rush hour traffic and carless drivers using augmented reality.

We’ll trace the path of Salem-based Nick McMillen from passionate video gamer to professional racecar driver and learn how the virtual and augmented training environments being pioneered by Keith Maher in Hillsboro give drivers like McMillen an edge on the track.

Then we'll take on engineering feats from self-driving trucks to land speed motorcycle design with Daimler Trucks North America's former vehicle dynamics manager Matt Markstaller and contemplate the future of automotive design with Aaron Pizzuti, a former design manager at Chrysler. From Pikes Peak to peak performance, where is technology taking us and who exactly is in the driver's seat?

Doors open at 6 pm. Come early for food, drinks and virtual reality demos. Your ticket includes the presentation, dinner, hosted bar, and a limited edition poster.

With Panelists:

Keith Maher is a leading authority in automotive simulation - from programming to podiums, he provides custom simulation solutions to automotive problems. With 22 years in high technology and a motorsports obsession, he founded Maher Solutions, LLC to help people in the automotive industry achieve their goals through simulation.

Matt Markstaller is a mechanical engineer who has worked in various capacities for Daimler Trucks North America for 27 years. He designed and built numerous prototype vehicles including Pikes Peak Hill Climb trucks, test facilities, and wind tunnels. By night, he designs and builds vehicles from open road racers to Bonneville record streamliners.

Nick McMillen is a professional racing driver for Nissan. Born in Salem, he took an unconventional path to professional driving by winning the 2013 GT Academy, an international virtual-to-reality contest that allows the best Gran Turismo players to compete for the opportunity to become professional drivers. He won the Dubai 24 and Silverstone in 2014.

Aaron Pizzuti is a designer specializing in automotive, footwear and consumer product design and creative direction. Following a life long passion for both automobiles and art, he spent nine years at Chrysler as design manager and senior product designer. He's currently Creative Director at Under Armour in Portland.

Website
Thursday
Apr 2, 2020
DevOps Simulation Workshop
University of Portland (Bethany Campus)

This highly interactive, instructor-led simulation is a high-impact, energetic way to accelerate understanding, involvement, and acceptance of DevOps and Agile, Lean, ITIL® best practice in your organization. It helps accelerate the adoption of DevOps across the enterprise, while successfully turning DevOps opponents into advocates. By helping to clearly communicate the DevOps case for change, it creates shared understanding and commitment towards Development and Operations working together as a high-performing team. This unique experiential learning approach causes breakthrough understanding and transforms learning into an engaging, fun, and memorable shared experience.

HOW IT WORKS

The DevOps simulation experience is a role-based workshop, focused on the software development and deployment lifecycle. The simulation is highly realistic, and leverages game dynamics to empower cross-functional teams with a shared vision of successful DevOps practices. Participants from a variety of disciplines are immersed into a simulated environment whereby they are challenged to release new products while internal and external forces continually change. This realistic approach delivers a level of tension and excitement that creates an ‘A-HA!’ moment for all involved.

WHAT YOU'LL EXPERIENCE

Accelerated understanding of the benefits of DevOps best practice to large audiences

Rapid familiarization with DevOps terminology and Agile, Lean and ITIL v3 processes

Understanding of how DevOps best practice can facilitate alignment of IT to business objectives

Understanding of DevOps practices that can be executed with immediate effect

Website
Friday
Feb 8, 2019
DevOps Training with Simulation
University of Portland (West Side campus)

This highly interactive, instructor-led simulation is a high-impact, energetic way to accelerate understanding, involvement, and acceptance of DevOps and Agile, Lean, ITIL® best practice in your organization. It helps accelerate the adoption of DevOps across the enterprise, while successfully turning DevOps opponents into advocates. By helping to clearly communicate the DevOps case for change, it creates shared understanding and commitment towards Development and Operations working together as a high-performing team. This unique experiential learning approach causes breakthrough understanding and transforms learning into an engaging, fun, and memorable shared experience.

HOW IT WORKS

The DevOps simulation experience is a role-based workshop, focused on the software development and deployment lifecycle. The simulation is highly realistic, and leverages game dynamics to empower cross-functional teams with a shared vision of successful DevOps practices. Participants from a variety of disciplines are immersed into a simulated environment whereby they are challenged to release new products while internal and external forces continually change. This realistic approach delivers a level of tension and excitement that creates an ‘A-HA!’ moment for all involved.

WHAT YOU'LL EXPERIENCE

Accelerated understanding of the benefits of DevOps best practice to large audiences

Rapid familiarization with DevOps terminology and Agile, Lean and ITIL v3 processes

Understanding of how DevOps best practice can facilitate alignment of IT to business objectives

Understanding of DevOps practices that can be executed with immediate effect

AGENDA

ROUND ONE - CHAOS

Working in silos (IT and the Business) Communication issues and chaos Collaboration issues resulting in poor business results and higher costs Introducing the DevOps concepts including Agile, Lean and ITSM

ROUND TWO - IMPROVED

Refining and improving issues from round 1 Introducing Service Virtualization Introducing Continuous Integration Introducing Continuous Deployment Introducing Minimum Viable Product iterations Introducing Automation and Fail Fast Introducing Service Level Management

ROUND THREE - OPTIMIZED

Demonstrates that DevOps culture is key to operational excellence Demonstrate importance of processes and their relationships Significant reduction of development time and errors Increased collaboration, automation and repeatable practices Increased understanding to work together as a high performing cross-functional team Improved ROI and optimized business results

Website
Friday
May 3, 2019
DevOps Training with Simulation Portland
University of Portland (West Side campus) Suite 230 Portland, OR 97229

This highly interactive, instructor-led simulation is a high-impact, energetic way to accelerate understanding, involvement, and acceptance of DevOps and Agile, Lean, ITIL® best practice in your organization. It helps accelerate the adoption of DevOps across the enterprise, while successfully turning DevOps opponents into advocates. By helping to clearly communicate the DevOps case for change, it creates shared understanding and commitment towards Development and Operations working together as a high-performing team. This unique experiential learning approach causes breakthrough understanding and transforms learning into an engaging, fun, and memorable shared experience.

Website
Friday
Nov 15, 2019
DevOps Training with Simulation Portland
University of Portland (West Side campus)

This highly interactive, instructor-led simulation is a high-impact, energetic way to accelerate understanding, involvement, and acceptance of DevOps and Agile, Lean, ITIL® best practice in your organization. It helps accelerate the adoption of DevOps across the enterprise, while successfully turning DevOps opponents into advocates. By helping to clearly communicate the DevOps case for change, it creates shared understanding and commitment towards Development and Operations working together as a high-performing team. This unique experiential learning approach causes breakthrough understanding and transforms learning into an engaging, fun, and memorable shared experience.

HOW IT WORKS

The DevOps simulation experience is a role-based workshop, focused on the software development and deployment lifecycle. The simulation is highly realistic, and leverages game dynamics to empower cross-functional teams with a shared vision of successful DevOps practices. Participants from a variety of disciplines are immersed into a simulated environment whereby they are challenged to release new products while internal and external forces continually change. This realistic approach delivers a level of tension and excitement that creates an ‘A-HA!’ moment for all involved.

WHAT YOU'LL EXPERIENCE

Accelerated understanding of the benefits of DevOps best practice to large audiences

Rapid familiarization with DevOps terminology and Agile, Lean and ITIL v3 processes

Understanding of how DevOps best practice can facilitate alignment of IT to business objectives

Understanding of DevOps practices that can be executed with immediate effect

Website
Friday
Jul 21, 2017
Digital Construction Summit
White Stag Block (University of Oregon)

9 AM Doors Open – Coffee 9:30 AM Welcome Greg Howes, Lead Organizer – AEC Hackathon Portland Damon Hernandez, Founder and Executive Director, AEC Hackathon Innovation and the Technology Industry in Oregon Skip Newberry, President and CEO, Technology Association of Oregon Senator Merkley, Senator for Oregon – invited. 10:00 AM Keynote 1: The Future of Design and Making Greg Fallon, Autodesk VP of Simulation 10:50 AM Keynote 2: Renewing the Built Environment with Hackathons and Startups, Collaborative Open Data-Driven Ecosystems for the Built Environment – Connecting Innovators in Oregon, Finland and the world. Teemu Lehtinen, Aalto University, Finland, and Stanford. Chief Digital Officer of the Finnish KIRA-digi project; Digital Transformation within the Real Estate and Construction sectors in Finland. Teemu is the local lead for the AEC Hackathons in Finland and has organized 3 AEC Hackathons and numerous related events. 11.30AM COFFEE 11:45 AM Oregon Cleantech, Advanced Wood Products and Startups Johanna Brickman, Director of Collaborative Innovation, OregonBest 12:00 PM Future Trends Shaping AEC Randall Newton, Consilia Vektor 12.20PM LUNCH 1:00 PM Making Oregon a leader in Digital Construction, Timber Technologies and Immersive Design Greg Howes, Lead Organizer AEC Hackathon Portland, CutMyTimber, IDEAbuilder, Digital Fabrication Network. 1:10 PM Framework, the tallest contemporary wood building in the US – technology’s role in its development Thomas Robinson, Founding Principal, Lever Architecture 1:40 PM The Cutting-Edge in integrating technologies in Design, Manufacturing and Building. Stefan Schneider, Founder and President, CutMyTimber 2:00 PM Spanning Architecture and Manufacturing to produce Digitally-fabricated Timber Nancy Cheng, University of Oregon Department of Architecture, School of Design 2:20 PM R & D from Studio and Applied Research Perspectives Iain Macdonald, Associate Director, TallWood Design Institute at OSU and Judith Sheine, Head of Department of Architecture at University of Oregon 3PM COFFEE 3:20PM Robotics and Digital Fabrication in Architecture – Future Vision Andrew Tsay Jacobs, Perkins and Will – invited 3:45PM Construction, Technology and Innovation Dale Stenning, Operations Manager, Hoffman Construction 4:10PM The Exciting Future of Technology and Timber Manufacturing in Oregon Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici 4:20 PM Merged Reality with Intel Rick Blacker, Developer Evangelist, Intel Corporation – invited 4:40PM BEER AND WINE RECEPTION 6 PM AEC Hackathon PDX Begins!

Website
Monday
Aug 20, 2018
Digital Forensics
Northwest Academy

News today is thick with stories of government agencies trying to find digital evidence of wrongdoing: interrogating mobile phones for evidence, tracing emails to find a stalker or looking at a killer’s search history to discover motives. Digital forensic analysis now plays a pivotal role in both corporate and legal investigations. However, few outside of the industry understand the intricacies involved in a forensic undertaking — the capabilities and limitations of the forensics investigative process, the role of the digital forensic investigator or the extent of the laws governing these actions.

In this session, Tiberius Hefflin, Founder of Go Boldly, will delve into the basics of digital forensics. Attendees will learn what digital forensics draws from forensic science, how the law informs what a forensic investigator is ethically able to do, the many uses of digital forensics, evidence collection methods, anti-forensics methods, what the incident response process should look like and how they can maintain crime scene integrity until investigators can carry out an assessment.

While the subject is dense and could certainly be expanded, this introduction is aimed at those new to digital forensics with the goal of providing a solid foundational understanding which can be built upon with self directed learning.

Trigger Warning: Violent Crime, Child Abuse, Murder

While the talk will not cover these topics in great detail, Tiberius Hefflin will be discussing real crimes that have been solved due to digital forensics.

Join us for a great presentation and discussion! We'll have snacks, and there will be an opportunity for networking afterwards. We hope to see you there!

Schedule: 6:00 PM: Doors 6:10 PM: Introductions and news 6:15 PM: Presentation 7:15 PM: Q&A 7:30 PM: Wrap up and networking

Speaker bio:

Tibbs graduated from the University of the West of Scotland with a degree in computer security. She has since relocated to Portland, OR, where she evangelizes for privacy and security while doing Open Source Security Research at a large blue chip company. She is passionate about creating opportunity for diversity in the InfoSec community, teaching InfoSec best practices to average computer users, encouraging small children to learn more about STEM topics and about laughing at cats on the internet.

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.

Website
Tuesday
Jul 17, 2018
DIY CNC Mill
Free Geek

Learn how to create a computer controlled wood mill using parts harvested from recycled electronics. Students will have a hands-on chance to work with the materials and understand the underlying concepts behind creating and using a computer-controlled machine.

Website
Tuesday
Aug 21, 2018
DIY CNC Mill
Free Geek

Learn how to create a computer controlled wood mill using parts harvested from recycled electronics. Students will have a hands-on chance to work with the materials and understand the underlying concepts behind creating and using a computer-controlled machine.

Website
Tuesday
Oct 16, 2018
DIY CNC Mill
Free Geek

Learn how to create a computer controlled wood mill using parts harvested from recycled electronics. Students will have a hands-on chance to work with the materials and understand the underlying concepts behind creating and using a computer-controlled machine.

Website
Tuesday
Nov 20, 2018
DIY CNC Mill
Free Geek

Learn how to create a computer controlled wood mill using parts harvested from recycled electronics. Students will have a hands-on chance to work with the materials and understand the underlying concepts behind creating and using a computer-controlled machine.

Website
Tuesday
Dec 18, 2018
DIY CNC Mill
Free Geek

Learn how to create a computer controlled wood mill using parts harvested from recycled electronics. Students will have a hands-on chance to work with the materials and understand the underlying concepts behind creating and using a computer-controlled machine.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 15, 2019
DIY CNC Mill
Free Geek

Learn how to create a computer controlled wood mill using parts harvested from recycled electronics. Students will have a hands-on chance to work with the materials and understand the underlying concepts behind creating and using a computer-controlled machine.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 19, 2019
DIY CNC Mill
Free Geek

Learn how to create a computer controlled wood mill using parts harvested from recycled electronics. Students will have a hands-on chance to work with the materials and understand the underlying concepts behind creating and using a computer-controlled machine.

Website
Tuesday
Apr 16, 2019
DIY CNC Mill
Free Geek

Learn how to create a computer controlled wood mill using parts harvested from recycled electronics. Students will have a hands-on chance to work with the materials and understand the underlying concepts behind creating and using a computer-controlled machine.

Website
Tuesday
May 21, 2019
DIY CNC Mill
Free Geek

Learn how to create a computer controlled wood mill using parts harvested from recycled electronics. Students will have a hands-on chance to work with the materials and understand the underlying concepts behind creating and using a computer-controlled machine.

Website
Tuesday
Sep 6, 2011
DjangoCon US 2011
through Hilton Portland and Executive Tower

DjangoCon US is the premier event for users and developers of the most popular Python web framework in the world. Three days of talks, followed by two (or more!) days of sprinting. What more could a web geek want?

Website
Wednesday
Mar 10, 2010
dMob dLux: design + tech = <3
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

dMob is gettin’ dLux! This month we have an extraordinary installment of dMob for you and we are bringing together not only the design community but also the tech community. Our friends at PIE are graciously opening up their space to a fantastic night of mingling and creative activities (not to mention complimentary hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine). BYOM (Bring Your Own Mug)

So bring your fellow designers, techie neighbors, and witty repartee. Maybe we’re not so different after all?

Website
Monday
Jun 6, 2016
Docker PDX Meetup #12
New Relic

This month we will have talks by Jérôme Petazzoni from Docker and Tom Trahan from Shippable!

Agenda:

6:30 - Welcome, networking, food and drinks

7:00 - Tom Trahan: Creating application delivery pipelines with Docker

Continuous Integration (CI) helps developers and ops teams ship more code faster. And with Docker, the pains of friction between these two groups is radically reduced by having predictable reusable environments. Tom will talk about how teams can think about this new world of application pipelines, show how CI works in Docker with Shippable, and shares some of our experiences in implementing Docker to accelerate application delivery.

Tom Trahan is the VP, Business Development of Shippable, a venture-backed startup providing hosted continuous delivery platform built on containers. Previously, Tom was Co-Founder and CEO of EnterPAS, a software startup providing records management and change control for FDA-regulated companies, a director at Microsoft focused on IT enterprise application development and operations, and a consultant at SAP. Tom spends his free time with his wife and two boys, coaching youth sports, traveling and playing guitar. You can find him on Twitter as @Tom_Trahan.

7:45 - Jérôme Petazzoni: Open source recipes to build, ship and run production apps with Docker

Getting started with Docker is relatively straightforward:install the Docker Engine, write Dockerfiles for your application components, and put those components together with a Compose file. At this point, your application can be quickly and reliably deployed on any Docker installation, anywhere, in minutes. Great!

How do we take this to production? How do we scale from the single-node setup to a multi-node, highly-available cluster?

Through a whirlwind of live demos, Jérôme will show how to provision a Swarm cluster with Docker Machine, setup overlay networks, host a local registry, deploy ELK to manage logs, implement load balancing, and finally use the resulting platform to build, ship, and run a demo application built around a microservices architecture.

Jérôme works at Docker, where he helps others to containerize all the things. He was part of the team that built, scaled, and operated the dotCloud PAAS, before it became Docker. When annoyed he threatens to replace things with a very small shell script. You can find him on twitter as @jpetazzo.

8:45 - Wrap up and networking

Special thanks to New Relic for space and Shippable for food and drinks!

Website
Wednesday
Jun 29, 2016
Docker PDX Meetup #13
Puppet

We will have talks by Adrian Cockroft from Battery Ventures and Mike Coleman from Docker!

Agenda:

6:30 - Welcome, networking, food and drinks

7:00 - Mike Coleman: DockerCon Recap

Mike is responsible for creating technical content to help customers come up to speed on Docker and its related components. Prior to joining Docker this summer he spent about 15 months at Puppet Labs working in product management. And, before all that he spent time at VMware, Microsoft, Intel, and HP in both product management / marketing as well as IT engineering. Outside of work Mike enjoys riding his motorcycles around Oregon's backroads, spending time with his wife and kids, and supporting the Portland Timbers (that's a soccer team). You can find him on Twitter as @mikegcoleman.

7:45 - Adrian Cockroft: Microservices: What's Missing

Discussion of techniques to solve common problems that people run into when microservices are in production and being updated continuously in large organizations.

Adrian Cockcroft has had a long career working at the leading edge of technology. He’s always been fascinated by what comes next, and he writes and speaks extensively on a range of subjects. At Battery, he advises the firm and its portfolio companies about technology issues and also assists with deal sourcing and due diligence.

Before joining Battery, Adrian helped lead Netflix’s migration to a large scale, highly available public-cloud architecture and the open sourcing of the cloud-native NetflixOSS platform. Prior to that at Netflix he managed a team working on personalization algorithms and service-oriented refactoring.

Adrian was a founding member of eBay Research Labs, developing advanced mobile applications and even building his own homebrew phone, years before iPhone and Android launched. As a distinguished engineer at Sun Microsystems he wrote the best-selling “Sun Performance and Tuning” book and was chief architect for High Performance Technical Computing.

He graduated from The City University, London with a Bsc in Applied Physics and Electronics, and was named one of the top leaders in Cloud Computing in 2011 and 2012 by SearchCloudComputing magazine. He can usually be found on Twitter @adrianco.

8:40 - Wrap up and networking

Special thanks to Puppet for space and Century Link for food and drinks!

Website
Thursday
Jun 28, 2018
Documentary Screening: Closing the Loop - A Film About the Circular Economy Revolution
PSU Smith Memorial Student Union

Join us for a screening of this inspiring film about the future of business, and how business can change the future of our planet. Created by author, filmmaker, and professor, Dr. Wayne Visser, this film takes an optimistic viewpoint to climate change and innovative solutions. Date and Time: June 28, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Location: PSU: Smith Memorial Student Union: Parkway North 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201

Cost: $5

Going “circular” refers to the necessary change from our current take-make-waste linear economy to a borrow-use-return circular economy (sometimes also referred to as the zero-waste or cradle-to-cradle economy).

The key takeaway message from Closing the Loop is that moving to a circular economy is not only essential and urgent, but also entirely possible, if we take inspiration from the pioneers, such as those featured in the film, and scale up similar business models, product innovations and customer solutions around the world.

It will not be easy – and there is no “one size fits all” approach, as the varied experiences across three continents show – but the circular economy revolution is imperative. As presenter Dr Visser puts it:

“If we don’t solve this one problem [i.e. moving from a linear to a circular economy], everything else we do, no matter how well-intentioned it is, will be like shifting deck chairs on the Titanic.”

“After years spent working on sustainability, I am convinced that we are on the cusp of a major revolution – nothing short of the next industrial revolution. The time for fear-mongering and demonising companies has past. Now is the time for innovative solutions and positive action. This is nowhere more true than in the do-or-die challenge of creating a circular economy.”

“We still have much work to do, but our task could not be more clear. So get inspired and, to quote Gandhi – a sustainability luminary before his time – be the change you want to see in the world.”

Stay afterward for a brief discussion about the circular economy and how you can apply these powerful principles to your life and business.

For more information about the film, you can visit www.ClosingtheLoopFilm.com.

Event is co-sponsored by Consious Capitalism Portland and MonicaBourgeau.com.

Website
Friday
Nov 12
Domain Driven Development: Tech Talk with Wilfrid Landry
The Tech Academy

Domain Driven Design is an approach to software development. It simplifies solving difficult problems!

For this weeks Tech Talk we are joined by Wilfrid Landry to discuss Domain Driven Development. Wilfrid has over 10 years of experience as a software developer. He designs and develops scalable, secure and cost effective cloud solutions for organizations.

There are many benefits of using a Domain Driven Design (DDD). Join us and take tips on how to set up and use DDD!

Join us Friday, November 12th at 1pm Pacific Time, 2pm Mountain Time (3p CT, 4p ET).

RSVP on Meetup: bit.ly/TTM1112 RSVP on Eventbrite: bit.ly/TTE1112

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 out on another great opportunity to learn and network! Hope to see you there!

Website
Thursday
Oct 1, 2009
Dorkbot at ON Gallery First Thursday opening
ON Gallery

Show opening: "Dorkbot at ON"

First Thursday Opening 6pm - 10pm October 1st at ON Gallery Show runs Thursday October 1st to Friday October 30th

ON Gallery welcomes projects from the Dorkbot community into the gallery for October.

A sampling of the pieces in this group show includes....

Voltage Village by Laen Electricity provides the spark of life in Voltage Village. http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2304649983

Codosome Hexis by Ward Cunningham and Jim Larson Interactive Video & Ink Jet Photography

Bed (green fuse) by Collin Oldham An interactive sound-art installation http://vimeo.com/6744880

Hilbert Curve Coffee Table by Simran Gleason A coffee table made out of copper pipes in the shape of a Hilbert curve

Pink Fish by Donald Delmar Davis Pinkfish is a piece based on the idea that the etched copper on a circuit board should have a sculptural or esthetic aspect. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3362/3275517809_310e412e8d.jpg

Virtual Windows by Donald Delmar Davis The magic window is a pair of computers with cameras. One of which is presented as a window.

Retina Tattoo Gun by bzztbomb This amazing device allows the user to imprint images on their retinas for a small period of time! http://noisybox.net/weblog/images/retinal_tattoo.gif

Maxwell by Mark Medonis A humanoid robot head, telling you about this and that.

...and a few more.

Please come enjoy what occurs at the intersection of art and technology.

ON Gallery is proud to announce that Captured by Porches Brewing Company is a sponsor for programs during September and October 2009.

About ON Gallery

ON Gallery is a Portland Oregon art gallery and project space devoted to contemporary interactive art and technology based arts. ON is curated by Benjamin Foote.

ON is part of the Everett Station Galleries

ON Gallery 321 NW 6th Ave #101 between Everett &Flanders http://ONgallery.org [email protected]

About DorkbotPDX

DorkbotPDX is a community of creative types who enjoy experimenting, finding art in technology and pushing the limits of whatever is in front of us. We meet on an regular, informal basis every other week. We welcome you to join us at our gatherings and to bring something interesting to view or ponder. Hands-on items (electrical, mechanical, digital, aural, visual, or other) are highly encouraged!

http://dorkbotpdx.org

Website
Sunday
Jun 14, 2009
DorkbotPDX 0x03 - Lecture Series
AboutUs

HURRY HURRY STEP RIGHT UP! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

      ___            ___    _____
     / _ \  __  __  / _ \  |___ /

DORKBOT | | | | \ \/ / | | | | | \ PDX | || | > < | || | __) |

     \___/  /_/\_\  \___/  |____/

http://dorkbotpdx.org/dorkbotpdx_0x03

Dorkbot PDX [[People doing strange things with electricity...in Portland]]

...welcomes you to the 4th installation of its lecture series.

  • Where: AboutUs: 107 SE Washington St, Suite 520.
  • When: Sunday, June 14th, 2009 - 7pm

As always, the event is free and open to the public. Feel free to bring snacks and beverages to share. Please spread the word!

Andrew S. Parnell

Pieces to be discussed include Semaphore-bot, Tangólumen, and Cardiolumen: a multifaceted exploration of the data we create both consciously and unconsciously and their inherent value.

Andrew S. Parnell is a Portland based digital artist. His work primarily deals with the physical manifestation of digital information using code, image capture, and electronics.

Michael Bunsen

Dome Control: Altering a space via physical and web-based interfaces

Michael Bunsen spends most of his time on the internet but is more interested in nature and the outside world. He developed Urbanedibles.org and began exploring microcontrollers to cultivate his mission of using the computer to get people off the computer.

Dan Gilsdorf

A presentation featuring works from 2006 to the present, including the recent exhibitions Interiotrope, 2008 and SRO Video, 2009.

Dan Gilsdorf is a sculptor and installation artist based in Portland. Using video, sound, and mechanics, his work addresses the mediating effect of technology on physical and cultural landscapes.

See you there!

Website
Sunday
Aug 9, 2009
DorkbotPDX 0x04 - NYC invasion
AboutUs

Dorkbot PDX brings you the next installation of its lecture series.

  • Where: AboutUs 107 SE Washington St, Suite 520.
  • When: Sunday, August 9th, 2009 -- 7pm

As always, the event is free and open to the public. Feel free to bring snacks and beverages to share. Please spread the word!

We are extremely honored to have two distinguished artists from New York visiting Portland and sharing their work with DorkbotPDX. Please help us welcome these amazing and inspiring dorks from across the way!

Michael Mandiberg

"FAIL, WIN!, FTW? Three Creative Commons Case Studies"

Michael Mandiberg is known for selling all of his possessions online on Shop Mandiberg, making perfect copies of copies on AfterSherrieLevine.com, and creating Firefox plugins that highlight the real environmental costs of a global economy on TheRealCosts.com . His current projects include the co-authored groundbreaking Creative Commons licensed textbook Digital Foundations: an Intro to Media Design that teaches Bauhaus visual principles through design software, HowMuchItCosts.us, a car direction site that incorporates the financial and carbon cost of driving, and Bright Bike, a retro-reflective bicycle treehugger.com praised as “obnoxiously bright.” He is a Senior Fellow at Eyebeam, and an Assistant Professor at the College of Staten Island/CUNY. He lives in, and rides his bicycle around, Brooklyn. His work lives at Mandiberg.com Open Dork

Your project, your dime!

OpenDork provides a flexible forum for people doing strange things with electricity to show off their work in a quick, formal, but relaxed setting. It's up to YOU! Do a quick demo, brag, ask for help, show off your stuff.

OpenDork talks/demos are short (generally 5-10 minutes) and may have slides, or hardware, or both, or neither. Get interactive! Marisa Olson

"Performed Listening"

Marisa Olson's work combines performance, video, net art, sound, drawing, and installation to address the cultural history of technology, the politics of participation within pop culture, and the aesthetics of failure. Her work has recently been presented by the Whitney Museum of American Art, Centre Pompidou-Paris, New Museum of Contemporary Art, 52nd International Biennale di Venezia, the British Film Institute, the Sundance Film Festival, and elsewhere. She's a Contributing Editor at Rhizome and Assistant Professor of New Media at SUNY-Purchase.

Website
Friday
Jul 17, 2009
DorkbotPDX friday nite dorkout
Someday Lounge

Come join us Friday evening at Someday Lounge (http://www.somedaylounge.com). We've been invited to bring our particular brand of dorkiness and geekdom and show it off. This will be much like our usual meetings (so bring your toys!) but we'll also be giving folks the opportunity to make a lot of noise and get up on the stage.

The fun begins at 9PM and among the activities will be:

  • Don, performing on the computer-enhanced bass guitar
  • Jason and Jared, aka CRM114 Discriminator, performing an avant/noise piece originally premiered at ToorCamp
  • Simran, with the feedback organ
  • Peter, with his suitcase of mystery
  • You!

Seriously, if you have something you'd like to show off, let us know and we'll get you some time on the mic. Preferrably, ping Jason, Don or me beforehand so we have some idea of what to expect, but don't worry if it's all last minute. We'll be setting up at 8, so feel free to come down early and to help out or just hang out and keep us company.

Here's a map if you don't know where it is -- but if you've been to one of the Monday night meetups, it's just around the corner:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=125+NW+5th+Avenue,+Portland,+OR+97209&sll=45.429522,-122.705794&sspn=0.00771,0.01929&ie=UTF8&ll=45.524901,-122.675765&spn=0.007697,0.01929&z=16&iwloc=A

Website
Thursday
Sep 1, 2011
DorkbotPDX group show - SUSPENSION/DIS/CONNECTION
Styloid Process

--~~== DORKBOT PDX GROUP SHOW 2011 ==~~--

http://dorkbotpdx.org/2011+connection+suspension

Dorkbot PDX and Styloid Process are proud to present a collection of 11 works by local artists doing strange things with electricity:

Where: Styloid Process Gallery - 625 NW Everett Street No. 109 (map) When: Opening First Thursday, September 1st, 2011, 6-10pm

The event is free and open to the public. Beverages (donation suggested) will be provided.

Exhibits

Works include (please see the official page for detail):

: Wall Disruption (Ross Young) : Handmade Microphones: Audio Bricolage (Philip Graham) : Alcohol Swells (Jesse Mejia) : Augmented Reality Booth (Libbey White) : Fatal Machine (Jason Plumb) : Uno the Integer (Ward Cunningham) : Conversation Piece (Cameron Adamez) : Creeper (Donald Delmar Davis) : E-Textile Projects (Cat Poole) : Calling Response (Michael Bunsen) : Maxwell (Mark Medonis)

Connection:

: causal, logical, or contextual relation, sequence, or association : a relation of personal intimacy : coherence, continuity : something that connects/communicates : link/transport : a source of contraband (as illegal drugs)

Suspension:

: the state of being hung : temporary removal (as from office or privileges) : temporary withholding (as of belief or decision) : temporary revocation of a law or rule : a carried-over musical tone which results in momentary dissonance : stoppage of payment of business obligations : a rhetorical device whereby the principal idea is deferred to the end of a sentence or longer unit

Website
Monday
Aug 3, 2009
DorkbotPDX informal meeting
Backspace

Come join DorkbotPDX for an evening of socializing, talking about odd hacks and poking around with other people toys. Bring things for show and tell if you like, or just bring a willingness to share your interests. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

Website
Wednesday
Nov 18, 2009
Early Stage VC Investing: what can you expect in 2010?
PSU Business Accelerator

Many technology and science start-ups that require outside capital have found investor groups with open doors but closed wallets this past year. But not everyone has struck out. Come hear how two early stage new ventures have closed their Series A rounds and are well on their way with Series B rounds. Also on the panel will be two early stage VCs who have their finger on the pulse of the changing investor market and can give the inside scoop on what to expect for 2010.

RSVP to [email protected] This event is free of charge, bring a lunch if desired.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 11, 2011
Easy Street Online Services: New Data Center Open House and Technology Tour
EasyStreet Online Services

EasyStreet is proud to announce our new data center has been finished on schedule and the first customers are ready to move in. Please accept our invitation to see the data center and the unique energy-saving technologies we've employed before it is closed to the public.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. 9610 SW Sunshine Ct. (Across from our main offices) Beaverton, OR 97005

Local dignitaries will be on hand to help launch this new data center, which is an archetype for sustainable IT in Oregon. Scheduled speakers include:

• Denny Doyle, Mayor, City of Beaverton • Jim Piro, CEO, Portland General Electric • Bob Repine, Director, Oregon Department of Energy

We hope you will join us and will invite others who have an interest in the latest IT technologies and/or sustainable practices.

Website
Tuesday
Oct 27, 2015
eBay Tech Tuesdays: "Music + Tech + Accessibility = Love"
eBay Community Lounge

October's Tech Tuesday will be incorporating three of our favorite things: music, tech, and accessibility, into one evening – and we are so excited.

October's Tech Tuesday will be incorporating three of my favorite things: music, tech, and accessibility, into one evening – and we are so excited!

We recently had the pleasure of being introduced to Myles de Bastion, Founder and Executive Director of CymaSpace. CymaSpace is a non-profit technology incubator and performance venue in SE Portland that’s using cymatic technology to do some very cool stuff with the performing arts and accessibility.

Cymatics is the science of wave phenomena (especially sound wave phenomena) and their visual and tactile representations.

We found Myles to be incredibly inspiring and motivational, and were absolutely thrilled when he agreed to participate in this month’s Meetup. He’ll be sharing his personal experience with hearing impairment, the motivations and passions behind CymaSpace, and the technologies being developed there.

There will be demos of CymaSpace’s hardware and software technologies during Myles’ presentation. The demos will include an acoustic singer/songwriter performing original songs, accompanied by a Certified Deaf Interpreter performing interpretive ASL, and a musical duo playing various instruments to demonstrate a full range of sonic frequencies translated into light.

If we’re lucky, there will be some other cool demo surprises as well.

This event is all-ages and with ASL interpreters for both the verbal presentation and demos, it is designed to be fully accessible to the Deaf community. As always, our Meetup is open to the public, so please spread the word.

As usual, doors open at 5:45pm and the presentation starts at 6:30pm. We expect this one will run a little longer than usual, though, ending closer to 8:15ish.

More about CymaSpace:

http://www.cymaspace.org/

CymaSpace’s mission is to make the performing arts more accessible and inclusive to Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities by supporting research and development of new and emerging cymatic technology, hosting workshops and forums, and supporting an in-house team of tech innovators.

CymaSpace also presents live performing arts events enhanced by specialized equipment and installations which translate audio information into sight (light) and touch (vibration).

RSVP now and we'll see you on the 27th!

Website
Thursday
May 19, 2011
Education Road Show: Explore a Career in Tech (PCC)
Portland Community College - Sylvania Campus - ST Building - Room 107

Presented by the Developers Forum and area universities

Do you know a young person who is interested in exploring a technology-related career?

The open discussion is a free event designed for high school and university students and their parents who want to learn more about technology careers and the educational paths available to enter the field.

Recent graduates of each university's technology programs will join a panel of industry professionals to explore career paths in tech. They’ll speak to subjects including how they got interested in technology, what their educational journey has been like, what their career aspirations are and a view into "a day in the life”.

Bring your tough questions! You get twenty minutes of open audience Q&A and oaths from our presenters to tell nothing but the truth.

Industry Panelists

PCC Alumni Ida Jones, Computing Technology Specialist, PCC PCC Alumni Dave Johnson, President/CEO, Netropole PCC Alumni Darryl Rebmann, Intel/Fountain Group Contractor

Chris Brooks, VP of Technology, WebMD Scott Thompson, Global IT Director, CH2M HIll Sarah Wilson, Technical Product Manager, Tripwire Moderator: John Gasper Dir, Application Engineering, Thomson Reuters

Free to attend

Website
Thursday
May 26, 2011
Education Road Show: Explore a Career in Tech (PSU)
Portland State University - School of Business SBA 450

resented by the Developers Forum and area universities.

Do you know a young person who is interested in exploring a technology-related career?

The open discussion is a free event designed for high school and university students and their parents who want to learn more about technology careers and the educational paths available to enter the field.

Recent graduates of each university's technology programs will join a panel of industry professionals to explore career paths in tech. They’ll speak to subjects including how they got interested in technology, what their educational journey has been like, what their career aspirations are and a view into "a day in the life”.

Bring your tough questions! You get twenty minutes of open audience Q&A and oaths from our presenters to tell nothing but the truth.

Industry Panelists

PSU Alumni Steven Carnegie, Chief Information Officer, AirAdvice PSU Alumni Holly Rasmussen, Sr. Applications Developer, US Bank Chris Brooks, VP of Technology, WebMD Sarah Wilson, Technical Product Manager, Tripwire Moderator: John Gasper Dir, Application Engineering, Thomson Reuters

Website
Monday
Oct 15, 2018
Election security: How hackable are Oregon's vote scanners?
Northwest Academy

As Oregonians know, our state has a mail-in voting system, where all ballots are cast either by mail or by dropping them into collection boxes available throughout the area. But, what happens to your ballot after election workers pick it up, and how do you know that your vote will actually be counted?

Sheila Golden has researched the use of optical scanners in scanning our ballots and will report her findings as to the accuracy of the scanners and the results of the vote tally systems. She'll also update us on the current status of legislative efforts to ensure valid election results in the state of Oregon.

Join us for a great presentation and discussion! We'll have snacks, and there will be an opportunity for networking afterwards. We hope to see you there!

Schedule: 6:00 PM: Doors 6:10 PM: Introductions and news 6:15 PM: Presentation 7:15 PM: Q&A 7:30 PM: Wrap up and networking

Speaker bio:

Sheila Golden is an activist focusing on election integrity, civil liberties/immigrant rights, and climate justice. She works with the ACLU, 350PDX, and currently, Sen. Lew Frederick.

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.

Website
Friday
Mar 19
Entering the Workforce: Tech Talk with TEKsystems Staffing
The Tech Academy - Virtual Event

Come chat with the staffers from TEKsystems and learn about entering into the fields of Cybersecurity and App Development. TEKsystems connects job seekers to technology jobs at over 100 companies including Nike, Adidas, NW Natural, and Providence Health.

Bring a friend, bring some questions, and let's talk tech!

Website
Friday
Oct 17, 2008
Equilibrium: The Human Mash Up
Olympic Mills Commerce Center

Equilibrium: The Human Mash Up

RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/art-tech08 Read reviews of the first of three Mash Up events: http://tinyurl.com/yelpreview08

Featuring Live DJs Echoik & Frequency

Working Artists Network + Software Association of Oregon introduce Equilibrium: The Human Mash Up. In the spirit of disruptive ideas and breaking down barriers we ask, "How can art and technology and the synergy of the two address humanity's next evolutionary step?" Four categories of work will address these questions and collectively speak to the power of human ingenuity. We invite artistic and technological creators to submit their work that addresses human survival in an era of interspecies evolution, revolution, and devolution.

Art and technology are two words that for many represent vastly different worlds, and for generations have largely existed along parallel, yet non-convergent lines. But now the potential for unprecedented collaboration is here. Ever-evolving technologies allow us to share ideas across borders, both geographic and symbolic. Such potential for shared ideas has helped break down long standing silos that for generations inhibited expansive thought and human progression.

The lines are now blurred. Creators of all sorts now have public space to mutually ponder where we've been, where we are, and where we're going. By sharing once segregated perspectives, we can see the world through a different lens and evolve as a species like never before.

E= m4 humanity - Submissions will fall into one of four conceptual areas:

Momentum: captures the inertia and velocity of human innovation Maintenance: captures the drive for ecological and human preservation Multiplicity: captures the boundless potential of human convergence Mobility: captures the facilitation of human movement and idea exchange http://tinyurl.com/yelpreview08

Website
Tuesday
Feb 28, 2017
Evan Thomas Presents PSU's SWEETLab (Sustainable Water, Energy and Environmental Technologies)
Park Square Office Building, 100 SW Market St, Portland, OR

Please join us for dinner, networking and a presentation by Evan Thomas, Director of PSU's SWEETLab.

Evan A Thomas, PhD, PE, MPH is an Associate Professor and Director of the Sweet (Sustainable Water, Energy and Environmental Technologies) Laboratory, and a Faculty Fellow in the Institute for Sustainable Solutions at Portland State University.

The SweetLab develops and implements cellular and satellite based "Internet of Things" sensor technologies designed to improve the collection of, and action on, data in global health programs. We deploy and study high efficiency cookstoves, water pumps, household water filters, sanitation systems, pedestrian footbridges and other developing world appropriate technologies. The SweetLab has projects in India, Nepal, Indonesia, the Philippines, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Haiti and other countries.

Before the presentation, we'll have food and drinks and a chance to interact with attendees and speakers.

Agenda

6:00 - 6:30 Networking and reception with food and drinks

6:30 - 7:30 Presentation and Q&A

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming meeting!

The Health Technology Forum (HTF) is a global organization dedicated to improving access to affordable health care through the development and adoption of innovative technologies.

Website
Wednesday
Dec 18, 2013
Executive Compensation Trends: TAO HR & Finance Forum Event
Multnomah Athletic Club (MAC)

The landscape for compensation and corporate governance has been changing at a dramatic pace of the past several years, driven by a combination of greater public attention to governance practices over compensation combined with significant new regulations and increased calls for accountability from both boards management alike. Our panel will discuss some of the key trends that are critical for public companies as they navigate this rapidly changing landscape, and for private companies contemplating an IPO in their future.

Topics will include: Impact of recent "say on pay” results and how it is shaping decisions for public companies as well as those companies looking to go public Best practices in executive cash compensation and performance based equity design that will enable corporations to align compensation to business results and shareholder interests ISS and Glass Lewis major policy updates covering realizable pay and peer group selection methodology SEC policy and governance news including the implementation of Dodd-Frank, CEO to worker pay ratios and pay for performance disclosures An update on what is required to include in your proxy CD&A

Panelists: Tracy Bean, Partner, Mercer David Knopping, Partner, Radford Brit Wittman, CCP, CECP, Director of Executive Compensation, Intel Corporation Moderator: Aliza Scott, Vice President of Human Resources & Organizational Development, Tripwire, Inc.

Website
Monday
Jul 22, 2019
Exploring Film & Media Production in XR
New Relic

Don't miss our summer networking event! On Monday, July 22nd, come join OMPA and Design Reality in this awesome event next week! We'll be exploring how XR—an umbrella term for AR, VR, and MR—can be used to assist and improve film and media production. Guest speakers include experienced VR & VFX producer Will Maurer and immersive influencer Eugene Capon. This is a great opportunity to learn more about virtual reality and network with local professionals. This event will take place in the "Big Pink" with great food and two drink tickets for every guest. This event is free for OMPA members. For non-members, tickets will go from $20 to $25 after Tuesday, 7/15. Register here: https://ompa.z2systems.com/np/clients/ompa/eventRegistration.jsp?event=32&

Website
Wednesday
Apr 3, 2019
Finnovation PDX - Portland's first annual FinTech conference
Bumped Inc. in the Big Pink! 111 SW 5th Ave, 3rd Floor

Description Portland Startup Week begins April 1 (no joke!), and Sila will be hosting a conference in the middle of all the events.

Finnovation PDX is a chance for the FinTech community - its leaders, employees, investors, supporters, and customers - to come together, deepen connections, celebrate wins, and share lessons and insights.

The event will be broken up into 4 thought-provoking segments:

VC & Investment - How are VCs viewing the rise of FinTech startups, especially blockchain and crypto-specific businesses?

Consumers - With pioneering companies like Simple leading the way, how has the consumer experience around banking, finance, and FinTech evolved?

Product + Engineering - What kinds of tools and resources are changing how FinTech products get made?

Founders - The experience of building and scaling a FinTech company is radically different than it was 10 years ago. How are founders changing their approach?

Following the event please join us at the Portland City Grill (30th Floor of the U.S. Bancorp Tower) for Happy Hour, and Sila's Beta Launch!

Agenda:

11:30 - Lunch, mingle, grab a seat

12:00 - Kick off keynote with Matt Compton

12:20 - VC & Investment Panel: The Investor’s Perspective. Featuring moderator Matt Compton & panelists Hope Cochran, Geoff Harris, & Stephen Green

1:10 - Consumer Panel: Evolution of the Consumer Experience. Featuring moderator Josh Reich & panelists Randy Fernando, Melissa Geyer, Andy Van Oostrum, & Amy Pearl

2:00 - Grab a snack and check out the demo of Sila’s brand spanking new beta!

2:15 - Product Panel: FinTech Product Innovation. Featuring moderator Shamir Karkal & panelists Ian Collins, Laura Spiekerman & Angela Angelovska-Wilson

3:05 - Founders Panel: Scaling a Fintech Company. Featuring moderator Kasey Jones & panelists David Nelsen, Alexandra Horrigan, & Isaac Hines

4:10 - Final Talk with David Nelsen

5pm - Finnovation Happy Hour & Sila Beta Launch Party!!!

Meet the Speakers & Panelists:

David Nelsen Bumped

David Nelsen: Founder & CEO at Bumped, David leads the first ever FinTech company to leverage stock ownership to build one-to-one relationships between brands and their customers. Prior to Bumped, David was CEO and co-founder of Giftango, a digital payments company that brought the digital gift card to market for many of the largest global brands.

Laura Spiekerman Alloy

Laura Spiekerman: Co-founder & CRO at Alloy, where she builds APIs for financial services to manage identity verification from signup through the life of the customer. Laura also has over 8 years of experience in the financial world, including advanced work with mobile payments at Knox Payments & Kopo Kopo.

Andy Van Oostrum Cognigy

Andy Van Oostrum: VP of North American Sales at Cognigy, a conversational AI platform, Andy enables the partner ecosystem and drives client engagement in the categories of both voice and text virtual assistants. Andy is also a digital strategist, and largely sits at the intersection of marketing and technology. He worked in the Sitecore ecosystem for 10 years, and has held board positions at the American Marketing Association, Portland Advertising Federation, and SOLVE.

Melissa Geyer Seed

Melissa Geyer: CXO at Seed, a business banking startup based in Portland, Melissa builds and scales customer experience-driven FinTech support teams. She also worked previously at consumer bank Simple, where she served as Director of Customer Relations for the startup as it launched.

Geoff Harris Flying Fish

Geoff Harris: Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Flying Fish, a Venture Capital firm based in Seattle. Geoff also serves on the Seattle Angel Board of Directors, a non-profit with a mission of educating both entrepreneurs and potential angel investors, and is heavily involved in promoting angel investing within Seattle in an effort to grow the funding ecosystem for local startups. Prior to his work in investing Geoff spent 15 years at Microsoft in Engineering Leadership and Executive Leadership positions.

Alexandra Horigan Aspiration

Alexandra Horigan: Founding team member & VP of Strategic Initiatives at Aspiration, a socially conscious financial firm. Prior to Aspiration, Alexandra spent half a decade on Wall Street in sales, and as a broker for Intercontinental Exchange and Cantor Fitzgerald. Alexandra is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, a former competitive skier, and most importantly, a mom to two boys.

Amy Pearl seedpay

Amy Pearl: Director of Community Develpment at seedpay, a financial services social enterprise that leverages blockchain technology to strengthen communities. Previously Amy was founder and CEO of Hatch Innovation, where she helped launch new local investing laws to promote community capital. She believes in working upstream to develop new tools for positive disruption.

Matt Compton Oregon Venture Fund

Matt Compton: General Partner at Oregon Venture Fund, Matt's been an active startup investor and advisor in Oregon for the past decade. Previously he held various product, partnership, and marketing leadership roles at Yahoo! during their rapid growth period from 2002 to 2007. In 2008, he began investing with the Oregon Angel Fund, and has also served on the boards of several early and growth stage companies, including Jama and Simple Financial - currently Matt is on the board of REI.

Isaac Hines Sila

Isaac Hines: Co-founder & COO at Sila, Isaac also has 20 years of experience in the energy sector, where Isaac served as finance director and general manager and oversaw upwards of $200m in projects.

Angela Angelovska-Wilson Sila

Angela Angelovska-Wilson: Co-founder & CLO at Sila, Angela also plays a major role in the world of blockchain technology regulations as a lawyer at DLx Law in New York City. She has an extensive wealth of experience in law, and serves as a CCO for Digital Asset Holdings LLC.

Shamir Karkal Sila

Shamir Karkal: Co-founder & CEO at Sila, Shamir was also co-founder of Simple, a Portland-based bank that is digital-only, with no physical branches. He also managed the development of Open APIs at BBVA and was an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Omidyar Network.

Kasey Jones BetterGrowth

Kasey Jones: Founding partner at BetterGrowth, a growth strategy agency that helps early-stage B2B companies accelerate revenue growth. Kasey also has extensive experience in sales and marketing in Portland, having worked at Keboola, Postano, and Good Data.

Randy Fernando: Managing Director at Acorns

Hope Cochran: Managing Director at Madrona Venture Group

Ian Collins: Senior Product Designer at Acorns

Josh Reich: Co-Founder & former CEO at Simple

Stephen Green: Director of Operations at PENSOLE

Website
Tuesday
Apr 3, 2018
Fireside Chat w/ Ryan Carson, CEO of Treehouse (Portland Startup Week)
Cloudability

Ryan Carson, CEO of Portland educational platform Treehouse will sit down to talk about education and why colleges may not be the right path for some people looking to launch their programming careers. The chat will touch on cost and why the traditional path of going through college may not be right for everyone. Aside from the financial burden traditional educational institutions place on students, Ryan will talk about why platforms like Treehouse break down these barriers to create an entire new community of talented developers.

Josh Carter, CEO of Patriot Boot Camp, will be moderating.

Website
Thursday
May 27, 2010
Free Job Seekers Event: Landscape Changes in the Job Market
Webtrends

As the economy begins to recover, new opportunities are encouraging both those who are currently employed and those who aren't to take a fresh look around. However, in the last 2 years, many changes have affected how companies search for top employees and how applicants should pursue desired positions. It's not enough to simply put your resume on monster.com or careerbuilder.com, job hunters must know how to use all the existing social media tools to optimize their job search reach and develop their professional network.

Attend a useful, no-nonsense SAO workshop on finding and winning jobs in the new economy job market.

You will learn: * Top 10 tips for developing and using your network on LinkedIn and beyond * Mixing old and new strategies in the new employment economy * Is traditional full time employment or freelancing the best option for you? * Target Audience: Job seekers, professionals looking to make a move in their careers, hiring managers

Panelists Sara Davey-Schmidt, Senior Account Manager, 52 Limited Jeff Miller, CEO, EdgeLink Tore Steen, VP Marketing and Business Development, JanRain

Moderated by Alex Kroman, Director of Operations, OpenSourcery

Free for members & people in transition / $10 non members Includes networking, program, light appetizers

Website
Friday
Feb 19
Friday Tech Talk at The Tech Academy: Jeff Luxmore - From Noob to Now
Online via Google Meet

Ever feel like a noob in the technology industry? You are not alone. Join us as Jeff Luxmore shares his journey from noob to Senior Software Engineer at Allwest Auto Remarketing and Owner of his own consulting firm, Left Coast Code.

Come join us for networking, learning, and engagement!

Learn more about The Tech Academy at www.LearnCodingAnywhere.com

Website
Friday
Sep 24
From Bootcamp to Lead: Lessons from a Journey in Tech with Joe Karasek
The Tech Academy

Need help navigating the world of tech!?

This week we have Joe Karasek joining us to discuss his journey in tech! From being in a coding boot camp to lead design system engineer at Nike, Joe will share his experience and tips on how to become successful in this industry!

Bring all your questions on how to succeed in your journey!

Join us Friday September 24th at 1pm PT, 4p ET.

RSVP on Meetup: bit.ly/3gwnQl0 RSVP on Eventbrite: bit.ly/3Bad1Nu

Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel!

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

Website
Friday
Nov 5
From The Tech Academy to Success as a Senior Software Engineer
The Tech Academy

This week we are joined by Tech Academy graduate, Christopher Carter. He graduated in the summer of 2016 and since then he has gone on to pursue a successful career as a Software Developer. He is currently working as a Senior Software Engineer at U.S. Bank.

Christopher will walk us through his experience since graduation, and share tips on how to succeed after graduating from a coding boot camp!

Join us Friday, November 5th at 1pm Pacific Time, 2pm Mountain Time (3p CT, 4p ET).

RSVP on Meetup: bit.ly/tt1105 RSVP on Eventbrite: bit.ly/tte1105

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

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

Hope to see you there!

Website
Thursday
Dec 10, 2020
From Vision to Gameplan, an interactive workshop
Virtual

Please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSclyNYPb-8JDPDV_awe5q0u6T4gR9v-B14ZRAlhgQju_sQpVw/viewform in order to be considered for this event.

You have a game-changing idea... but do you have a game plan? Ideas are easy, but execution is what makes for a strong, sustainable business. Join Ciara Pressler, founder and head coach at Pregame, for an interactive workshop and conversation about what it takes to go from concept to creation:

  • The difference between a business plan and a game plan
  • The six areas of business for strategic goal setting
  • A self-assessment structure for where and when to take action
  • How to prioritize when you have too many ideas
  • How founders and creators sabotage their growth

This event would be a great opportunity for founders, executives, team leaders, and creators. Space is limited. We want to make sure this workshop is the right match for you, so share a bit about yourself here! If you're in, you'll receive a confirmation email with the workshop access code a few days before the event. If we have a better match for you, we'll be sure to let you know.

Attendees will get a complimentary e-book edition of Ciara's book Game Plan: Achieve Your Goals in Life, Career, and Business.

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and people underrepresented pin tech to join and stay in this industry. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

Monday
May 11, 2015
FutureTalk Smart Cities Panel + Happy Half-Hour
New Relic

The Internet-of-Things (IoT), Big Data and Smart Cities

› Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Portland is participating in the Global City Teams Challenge, which is a year-long initiative designed to advance the deployment of Internet-of-Things (IoT) technologies within a smart city environment. The presentation will explore some of the ways in which cities are leveraging technology as infrastructure and developing platforms that foster innovation and enable widespread adoption of applications. In particular, we will discuss the Global City Teams Project that is underway here in Portland, including ways in which the region can utilize the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Big Data to create intelligent transportation systems and improve air quality.

Smart cities do not include humans being smart.

Skip Newberry is the President of the Technology Association of Oregon, one of the nation’s fastest-growing trade associations dedicated to supporting technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship at a regional level. Before joining the TAO, Skip served as an economic development policy advisor to Portland Mayor Sam Adams, where he helped create Portland’s first comprehensive economic development strategy in 16 years, recognizing software as a key industry cluster. While at the City of Portland, Skip’s projects included the adoption of the nation’s first open source software procurement policy at the municipal level, a regional open data initiative, and the development of resources to support entrepreneurship, like the Portland Seed Fund. Previously, Skip was a corporate and IP attorney and entrepreneur. Skip is the incoming Chairman of the Board of Directors of TECNA, Technology Councils of North America, which is a global network of technology and entrepreneurship associations, and he serves on Worksystems Inc.’s Workforce Investment Board and the Advisory Board of Oregon FIRST Robotics. Skip is also a 2012 recipient of the Portland Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award.

Wilfred Pinfold is computational and data scientist who has used computers to model some of the most interesting engineering and scientific challenges of our time. After completing his PhD in computational fluid dynamics he applied computer simulation to engineering challenges in aerospace, automotive and offshore strictures, scientific challenges in climate modeling, astrophysics, chemistry, and genomics and control challenges in power grid, and smart cities. He is an accomplished innovator and entrepreneur having studied business at Stanford he launched numerous business initiatives including in bioinformatics and analytic software. Dr. Pinfold teaches innovation and entrepreneurship at Portland State University and has severed on numerous commercial and non-profit boards.

Mike Reich is the founder and CEO of Seabourne, with more than 10 years of experience building technology businesses. Mike has a passion for technology that solves tough, data-driven business challenges. A skilled technical architect and facilitator, he has developed innovative information solutions and strategies for the US Federal Communications Commission, Olympus, GNIP, NBC Sports, World Resources Institute, Cogstate Ltd, US General Services Administration, the US Department of Energy, the US Department of Commerce, the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US Centers for Disease Control, and the Cascade Land Conservancy.

› Doors will open at 5:30 for a 30-minute networking happy half-hour! The food, beer and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic. The presentation will begin right at 6p.

› Stay tuned for the latest developments and updates on this and upcoming events by joining our Meetup group, New Relic FutureTalks PDX, and following us on Twitter @newrelic.

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

Monday
Jan 12, 2015
FutureTalk Thought Leaders Panel + Happy Half-Hour
New Relic

Mobile Strategy for Today and Tomorrow

A mobile thought leaders panel moderated by Rick Turoczy

› Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Just a few short years ago, most organizations didn’t even have a mobile app. Today mobile has infiltrated virtually every sector of industry and mobile e-commerce generates over half of all e-commerce sales. Is it important for every organization to have a mobile strategy?

To address this question, New Relic is kicking off 2015 with our first ever FutureTalks PDX speaker panel! This event will bring together local thought leaders in the mobile app space to discuss the strategies and challenges their organizations face in building and managing high performing mobile apps or services, and the teams that support them.

These visionaries include:

  • Jonathan Karon, Mobile Engineering Manager, New Relic
  • Sasha Mace, Director of Mobile, Simple
  • Michael Richardson, Co-Founder and Director of Product, Urban Airship
  • Sridhar Solur, Managing Director, Next Gen Computing- Wearables, IOT

Panelists will be asked to reflect on the challenges and key strategies they employ today, and how they see mobile strategy evolving for their organizations in the future. If you have a specific question(s) that you would like us to consider posing to our speakers, please email those to [email protected].

› Doors will open at 5:30 for a 30-minute networking happy hour! The food, beer and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic. The presentation will begin promptly at 6p.

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

Monday
Apr 13, 2015
FutureTalk with Ariel Waldman + Happy Half-Hour
New Relic

The Hacker's Guide to the Galaxy

› Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Don't panic: the next big science revolution isn't just for asteroid miners or CERN scientists. Just as science fiction has often shown the way to future inventions, the act of hacking is now generating prototypes that act as footholds for future explorations, discoveries and epiphanies in science. From the collisions of subatomic particles to the explosions of supernovas, this presentation takes you on an unusual trip through the weird, whimsical and fun ways to explore the final frontier.

Ariel Waldman is the founder of Spacehack.org, a directory of ways to participate in space exploration, and the global instigator of Science Hack Day, an event that brings together scientists, technologists, designers and people with good ideas to see what they can create in one weekend. She is also a fellow at Institute For The Future.

› Doors will open at 5:30 for a 30-minute networking happy half-hour! The food, beer and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic. The presentation will begin right at 6p.

› Stay tuned for the latest developments and updates on this and upcoming events by joining our Meetup group, New Relic FutureTalks PDX, and following us on Twitter @newrelic.

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

Monday
Mar 9, 2015
FutureTalk with Bill Hersh + Happy Half-Hour
New Relic

Big Data in Healthcare and Biomedicine:

Opportunities and Challenges

› Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Medicine is one of the last areas to fully embrace information technology. However, recent investments have led to widespread use of electronic health records while advances in gene sequencing and other biotechnologies have now led medicine to be awash in data. While this data provides new opportunities for better understanding of health and disease, there are also many challenges to its effective use. In this talk, Dr. Hersh will describe the potential for Big Data in Healthcare and Biomedicine but also discuss the myriad of challenges for its effective use.

William Hersh, MD, FACMI, FACP is Professor and Chair of the Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Hersh is a leader and innovator in biomedical informatics both in education and research.

› Doors will open at 5:30 for a 30-minute networking happy half-hour! The food, beer and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic. The presentation will begin right at 6p.

› Stay tuned for the latest developments and updates on this and upcoming events by joining our Meetup group, New Relic FutureTalks PDX, and following us on Twitter @newrelic.

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

Monday
Feb 9, 2015
FutureTalk with Liz Abinante and Janice Levenhagen
New Relic

Diversity and Education in Tech

› Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Programming, Education, and the American Dream

The learn to code movement has popularized the idea that coding is a skill everyone can learn. It's the American dream: learn the desirable skill and you'll succeed financially. Liz will discuss the history of the American Dream, how new programming education endeavors have repackaged it, and how the lack of awareness and analysis of this privileged rhetoric is damaging our culture and workforce.

Liz Abinante is an engineer living in Portland working for New Relic. Previously, she has served as co-leader for the Chicago chapter of Girl Develop It, where she taught and organized programming classes for women and minorities. She is infectiously enthusiastic about web development, teaching, learning, and feminism. She enjoys knitting, writing knitting programs and patterns, and hacking away on interesting problems. Her greatest dream in life is to spend her entire day surrounded by puppies while coding.

Women in Today's Tech

At ChickTech, we're often asked exactly why women are so underrepresented in technology. This is a hard question to answer, because it rarely is just one thing. It's a complex mix that we often call "death by a thousand cuts". Janice will guide us through the stats on technical women in various national and local tech companies and then take a dive into anecdotes that help to illustrate some of the reasons why women leave technology at twice the rate of men.

Janice Levenhagen is the Executive Director of ChickTech. She has a BS in Computer Engineering from Oregon State University and an MBA from Willamette University. She believes strongly that the diversity and strengths that women can bring will push high tech to even more impressive heights. Her inspiration for creating ChickTech came from her own experiences in computer engineering and the realization that the percentage of women in engineering isn’t going to get higher by itself.

› Doors will open at 5:30 for a 30-minute networking happy hour! The food, beer and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic.

› The presentation will begin right at 6p.

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

› Stay tuned for the latest developments and updates on this and upcoming events by joining our Meetup group, New Relic FutureTalks PDX, and following us on Twitter @newrelic.

Monday
Jun 8, 2015
FutureTalks / WWC Networking Night @ New Relic
New Relic

Women Who Code Portland Networking Night @ New Relic

› Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

This month, our FutureTalks speaker series is joining forces with WWC, as we host seven engineers from New Relic giving brief technical talks about their work, all emcee'd by our very own Liz Abinante, who presented at our February event. Next Monday, June 8th will be the 4th Networking Night of their series.

Speakers:

  • Alice Goldfuss - "Docker in a Flash"
  • Ashley Puls - "Why, When, and How to Measure Performance"
  • Emily Hyland - “Programming for Humans: API design as user experience design”
  • Kate Morrow - "Jelly Bean Trails and Middle-points"
  • Katherine Wu - "Moving from ActiveRecord to a Service"
  • Katie Leonard - "Upgrading Rails"
  • Zoe Kay - "Upgrading Rails"

Program:

  • 5:30-6:00 - Check-In and Networking
  • 6:00-7:30 - Lightning Talks
  • 7:30-8:00 - Wrap Up and Networking

› Doors will open at 5:30 for a 30-minute networking happy half-hour! The food, beer and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic. The presentations will begin right at 6p.

› Stay tuned for the latest developments and updates on this and upcoming events by joining our Meetup group, New Relic FutureTalks PDX, and following us on Twitter @newrelic.

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

Monday
Dec 8, 2014
FutureTalks PDX with Dan Selec + Special Happy Hour
New Relic

Train. Work. Live.

Using technology to provide a lifetime answer for those affected by autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder affects 1 in 68 children and occurs in all racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups. While many services and programs exist for children on the spectrum, there remains a dearth of programs that attempt to solve the lifetime needs of these individuals after age 18.

nonPareil Institute provides technical training to adults on the autism spectrum, with a goal of growing them into productive members of their development teams, and building products that can compete in the marketplace (iTunes/Google Play/etc). Since the vast majority of the ASD population does not drive, nP has a living-campus vision so that their Crew may train, work, and live at consolidated facilities, much like the University campus environment. The difference being; nP Crew members will remain throughout their lifetime, contributing to the company that provides for their on-going training, work and living requirements.

The nonPareil program has grown over the last 4 years from 9, to 150 individuals; all on the autism spectrum. With over 800+ on the waiting list, and requests to open in over 40 cities, nP is positioned for rapid growth over the years to come. nonPareil Founder and CEO Dan Selec will be speaking at this session.

› Doors will open at 5:30p for a special networking happy hour! The food and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic. The presentation will begin right at 6:30p.

› Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Dan Selec is the creative innovator behind nonPareil Institute, including the construction of the business model and all software systems, including hardware and cloud infrastructure that currently run the nonPareil training and work platforms. He has been in the technology business for over 20 years as a business owner, developer of software and a systems architect. Dan's youngest son was diagnosed with autism at 18 months of age.

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

Monday
Nov 10, 2014
FutureTalks PDX with Isaac & Baxter + Special Happy Hour
New Relic

Emergence of the Marketing Engineer

Software is eating the world, and now more than ever modern Marketers rely on software platforms to engage the right audience, with the right message, at the right time. Learn how marketing technology, automation, and an engineering mindset is shaping a new type of marketer and a new type of engineer.

Join us on November 10 when we'll hear from New Relic's own Isaac Wyatt and Baxter Denney on the future of Marketing Technology and the emergence of Marketing Engineers. See a demo of our mashup of Marketing & Application Data using our real-time analytics platform, New Relic Insights.

› Doors will open at 5:30p for a special networking happy hour! The food and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic. The presentation will begin right at 6:30p.

› Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Isaac is a marketing ops manager at New Relic. He came to New Relic with 10 years of business and SaaS experience, 8 in SaaS. His two pillars of expertise are marketing automation and marketing analytics.

Baxter is a marketing ops geek, having led Marketing Ops and DemandGen teams at Citrix and Couchbase. Prior to that he was a marketing consultant, specializing in politics and sports marketing. Currently he leads the Marketing Operations team at New Relic.

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

Tuesday
Dec 4, 2012
Galois tech talk: Computers and privacy, ACLU of Oregon discusses their 2013 agenda
Galois, Inc

Presented by Becky Straus.

Abstract: Efforts at the federal level to pass laws like the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) have attracted widespread attention and criticism, and rightly so. But Washington, D.C. is far from the only place that officials are making decisions that impact the privacy and free speech rights. State and local officials are jumping into the fray as well, passing laws or creating policies that have immediate impact without the spotlight that accompanies federal action. The fact is that privacy laws have failed to keep up with emerging technologies. This presentation will survey several areas where state and local officials in Oregon have recently been active, including reviewing policies on automated license plate recognition, surveillance cameras, and use of domestic drones. We will discuss how the ACLU of Oregon has been involved and what is on our agenda for the upcoming 2013 state legislative session.

Website
Tuesday
Aug 17, 2010
Galois Tech talk: Computers As We Don’t Know Them
Galois, Inc

Computers As We Don’t Know Them Christof Teuscher, PhD

Since the beginning of modern computer science some sixty years ago, we are building computers in pretty much the same way. Silicon transistor electronics serves as a physical device, the von Neumann architecture provides a computer design model, while the abstract Turing machine concept supports the theoretical foundations. However, in recent years, unimagined computing devices have seen the light because of advances in synthetic biology, nanotechnology, material science, and neuroscience. Many of these novel devices share the following characteristics: (1) they are made up from massive numbers of simple, stochastic components which (2) are embedded in 2D or 3D space in some disordered way. A grand challenge in consists in developing computing paradigms, design methodologies, formal frameworks, architectures, and tools that allow to reliably compute and efficiently solve problems with such devices. In this talk, I will outline my visionary and long-term research efforts to address the grand challenge of building, organizing, and programming future computing machines. First, I will review exemplary future and emerging computing devices and highlight the particular challenges that arise for performing computations them. I will then delineate potential solutions on how these challenges might be addressed. Self-assembled nano-scale cellular automata (CAs) and random boolean networks (RBNs) will serve as a simple showcase. I will also present the efforts underway to self-assemble massive-scale nanowire-based interconnect fabrics for spatial computers and what the challenges are in terms of computations and communication in such a non-classical system.

Website
Tuesday
Sep 2, 2008
Galois Tech Talk: GpuGen: Bringing the Power of GPUs into the Haskell World
Galois, Inc

Title: GpuGen: Bringing the Power of GPUs into the Haskell World

Speaker: Sean Lee

       Programming Languages & Systems
       UNSW, Sydney

Date: Tuesday, September 2nd.

       10.30am

Location: Galois, Inc.

       421 SW 6th Ave. Suite 300
       (3rd floor of the Commonwealth Building)
       Portland, Oregon

Abstract:

For the last decade, the performance of GPUs has out-grown CPUs, and their programmability has also improved to the level where they can be used fo general-purpose computations. Nonetheless, GPU programming is still limited only to those who understand the hardware architecture and the parallel processing. This is because the current GPU programming systems are based on the specialized parallel processing model, and require low-level attention in many aspects such as thread launching and synchronization.

The need for a programming system which provides a high-level abstraction layer on top of the GPU programming systems without losing the performance gain arises to facilitate the use of GPUs. Instead of writing a programming system from the scratch, the development of a Haskell extension has been chosen as the ideal approach, since the Haskell community has already accumulated a significant amount of research and resources for Nested Data Parallelism, which could be adopted to provide a high-level abstraction on GPU programming and even to broaden the applicability of GPU programming. In addition, the Foreign Function Interface of Haskell is sufficient to be the communication medium to the GPU.

GpuGen is what connects these two dots: GPUs and Haskell. It compiles the collective data operations such as scan, fold, map, etc, which incur most computation cost, to the GPU. The design of the system, the structure of the GpuGen compiler, and the current development status are to be discussed in the talk.

Biographical details:

Sean Lee is a PhD candidate at the UNSW, Sydney, working in the Programming Languages & Systems Group. This summer he's been interning at Nvidia in Santa Clara, working on programming GPUs with Haskell.

About the Galois Tech Talks.

Galois (http://galois.com) has been holding weekly technical seminars for several years on topics from functional programming, formal methods, compiler and language design, to cryptography, and operating system construction, with talks by many figures from the programming language and formal methods communities.

The talks are open and free. If you're planning to attend, dropping a note to [email protected] is appreciated, but not required. If you're interested in giving a talk, we're always looking for new speakers.

Website
Tuesday
Sep 16, 2008
Galois Tech Talk: Theorem Proving for Verification
Galois, Inc

Title: Theorem Proving for Verification

Speaker: John Harrison

        Principal Engineer
        Intel

Date: Tuesday, September 16th.

        10.30am

Location: Galois, Inc.

        421 SW 6th Ave. Suite 300
        (3rd floor of the Commonwealth Building)
        Portland, Oregon

Abstract:

The theorem proving approach to verification involves modelling a system in a rich formalism such as higher-order logic or set theory, then performing a human-driven interactive correctness proof using a proof assistant. In a striking contrast, techniques like model checking, by limiting the user to a less expressive formalism (propositional logic, CTL etc.), can offer completely automated decision methods, making them substantially easier to use and often more productive.

With this in mind, why should one be interested in the theorem proving approach? In this tutorial I will explain some of the advantages of theorem proving, showing situations where the generality of theorem proving is beneficial, allowing us to tackle domains that are beyond the scope of automated methods or providing other important advantages. I will talk about the state of the art in theorem proving systems and and give a little demonstration to give an impression of what it's like to work with such a system.

Biographical details:

John Harrison has worked in formal verification and automated theorem proving since 1990, when he joined Mike Gordon's "Hardware Verification Group" (HVG) at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory. As well as working on the development of the HOL theorem prover, he developed a particular interest in the formalization of real analysis and its application to formal verification of floating-point hardware. His PhD in this area, "Theorem Proving with the Real Numbers", written under Mike Gordon's supervision, won a UK Distinguished Dissertation award and was published as a book. He also redesigned HOL from scratch, resulting in an alternative version called HOL Light. After completing his PhD research in 1995, John Harrison spent a very enjoyable year at Abo Akademi University and Turku Centre for Computer Science (TUCS) in Turku, Finland, where he was a member of Ralph Back's Programming Methods Research Group. Among other activities, he championed the "declarative" proofs of the Mizar system and showed how these could be integrated into other theorem-provers, work subsequently taken up in DECLARE, Isar and other systems.

John Harrison then returned to Cambridge and worked on a formal model of floating-point arithmetic and its application to the verification of some realistic algorithms for transcendental functions. This work attracted the attention of Intel, and in 1998 John Harrison joined the company as a Senior Software Engineer (now Principal Engineer) specializing in the design and formal verification of mathematical algorithms. He has formally verified and in many cases designed or redesigned numerous algorithms for mathematical functions including division, square root and transcendental functions.

In his limited spare time over the past 10 years, John Harrison has been working on a book giving a comprehensive introduction to automated theorem proving.  (http://www.cambridge.org/9780521899574)

About the Galois Tech Talks.

Galois (http://galois.com) has been holding weekly technical seminars for several years on topics from functional programming, formal methods, compiler and language design, to cryptography, and operating system construction, with talks by many figures from the programming language and formal methods communities.

The talks are open and free. If you're planning to attend, dropping a note to <[email protected]> is appreciated, but not required. If you're interested in giving a talk, we're always looking for new speakers.
Monday
Sep 15, 2008
Galois Tech Talks: Left-fold enumerators -- Towards a safe, expressive and efficient I/O interface for Haskell
Galois, Inc

Title: Left-fold enumerators

        Towards a safe, expressive and efficient I/O interface for Haskell

Speaker: Johan Tibell

        Software Engineer
        Google

Date: Monday, September 15th.

        1pm

Location: Galois, Inc.

        421 SW 6th Ave. Suite 300
        (3rd floor of the Commonwealth Building)
        Portland, Oregon

Abstract:

I will describe a programming style for I/O operations that is based on left-fold enumerators. This style of programming is more expressive than imperative style I/O represented by the Unix functions read and write, and safer than lazy I/O using streams. Left-fold enumerators offers both high-performance using block based I/O and safety in terms of error handling and resource usage. I will demonstrate Hyena, a web server prototype written in Haskell, as an example of left-fold enumerator style of programming.

This talk is intended as a starting point for further discussions on what would be a good interface for I/O rather than a presentation of finished research.

About the Galois Tech Talks.

Galois (http://galois.com) has been holding weekly technical seminars for several years on topics from functional programming, formal methods, compiler and language design, to cryptography, and operating system construction, with talks by many figures from the programming language and formal methods communities.

The talks are open and free. If you're planning to attend, dropping a note to  is appreciated, but not required. If you're interested in giving a talk, we're always looking for new speakers.

Thursday
Oct 2, 2008
Galois Tech: Advanced Modeling, Design and Verification using High-Level Synthesis
Galois, Inc

Title: Bluespec: Advanced Modeling, Design and Verification using High-Level Synthesis Speaker: Rishiyur Nikhil CTO, Bluespec, Inc. Date: Thursday, October 2nd. 10.30am Location: Galois, Inc., 421 SW 6th Ave. Suite 300, (3rd floor of the Commonwealth Building)

ABSTRACT:

Over the past few years, several projects in major companies have been adopting BSV (Bluespec SystemVerilog) as their next-generation tool of choice for IP design, modeling (for both architecture exploration and early software development), and verification enviroments.

The reason for choosing BSV is its unique combination of:

(1) excellent computation model for expressing complex concurrency and communication, based on atomic transactions and atomic transactional inter-module methods

(2) very high level of abstraction and parameterization (principally inspired by Haskell)

(3) full synthesizability, enabling execution on FPGAs, obtaining better performance (3 to 4 orders of magnitude) and scalability than software simulation at comparable levels of detail.

In this presentation, I will provide a brief technical overview of BSV (points 1-3 above), and describe several customer projects using BSV. I will also briefly contrast BSV with other approaches to High Level Synthesis (particularly those based on C/C++/SystemC).

BIOGRAPHY:

Rishiyur S. Nikhil is co-founder and CTO of Bluespec, Inc., which develops tools that dramatically improve correctness, productivity, reuse and maintainability in the design, modeling and verification of digital designs (ASICs and FPGAs). The core technologies consist of a language, BSV (Bluespec SystemVerilog), which enables very abstract source descriptions based on scalable atomic transactions and extreme parameterization, and tools for high-quality synthesis of BSV into RTL. Earlier, from 2000 to 2003, he led a team inside Sandburst Corp. (later acquired by Broadcom) developing Bluespec technology and contributing to 10Gb/s enterprise network chip models, designs and design tools.

From 1991 to 2000 he was at Cambridge Research Laboratory (DEC/Compaq), including one and a half years as Acting Director. From 1984 to 1991 he was a professor of Computer Science and Engineering at MIT. He has led research teams, published widely, and holds several patents in functional programming, dataflow and multithreaded architectures, parallel processing, compiling, and EDA. He is a member of ACM and IFIP WG 2.8 on Functional Programming, and a Senior Member of IEEE. He received his Ph.D. and M.S.E.E. in Computer and Information Sciences from the Univ. of Pennsylvania, and his B.Tech in EE from IIT Kanpur.

ABOUT THE GALOIS TECH TALKS:

Galois (http://galois.com) has been holding weekly technical seminars for several years on topics from functional programming, formal methods, compiler and language design, to cryptography, and operating system construction, with talks by many figures from the programming language and formal methods communities.

The talks are open and free. If you're planning to attend, dropping a note to [email protected] is appreciated, but not required. If you're interested in giving a talk, we're always looking for new speakers.

Website
Thursday
Jun 21, 2012
Gaming for Social Good
Collective Agency Downtown

As the use of video games becomes more pervasive--think Angry Birds to Farmville to Wii Fitness--it becomes useful to consider their wider impact on our lives. Are they merely useful for entertainment, or can games help create change through creativity, imagination and play? Can games be valuable for mission-based groups like non-profits, NGOs and community organizations? How can game development connect students to real-world problems?

We’ll kick off the evening with a panel discussion including speakers at the intersection of gaming and game development for education, non-profit enablement and youth outreach. Our panelists will explore how gaming and the creation of games can positively impact our local communities and wider world mission-based efforts. Following audience Q&A, everyone is welcome to continue the discussion over networking, food and soft drinks.

Join us to discuss how creating games and game development can benefit the social good!

What: Meetup and Panel Roundtable
When: Thursday, June 21st 6-9pm
Where: Collective Agency, 322 NW Sixth Ave (between Everett and Flanders)
Who: Game Developers and Designers, Creatives, Educators, Non-Profits, Programmers, Entrepreneurs, Businesses

Please RSVP through Eventbrite http://gaming4good.eventbrite.com/ or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/189704944489416/


Moderator

Erik Wecks, Author of How to Manage Your Money When You Don't Have Any and contributor to GeekDad on Wired.com

Panelists

Keld Bangsberg, Academic Department Director at the Art Institute of Portland including Game Art & Design, Media Arts & Animation, Visual & Game Programming, and Design Visualization.

Chris Brooks, VP of Technology at WebMD and Director at TechStart Education Foundation, which hosts the Oregon Game Project Challenge.

Scott Crabtree, HappyBrainScience. Video game designer, producer, and entrepreneur with over 10 years of professional experience managing the development of video games and has published games on PCs, consoles and the iPhone.

Jason Galbraith, Robotics and Programming Instructor at Sunset High School, Saturday Academy Instructor and coach for the Oregon Game Project Challenge.

Brian Jamison, founder of OpenSourcery, which specializes in Drupal for non-profits and hosts Donor Rally (http://donorrally.com), a free social fundraising game that has helped non-profits raise nearly a million dollars online.

About the Hosts:

PDXTech4Good People and technology creating social good.

Social changemakers and technological forerunners come together at PDXTech4Good events to mix, swap stories, share ideas, build new relationships, and reinforce the online communities of NetSquared and the NTEN 501 Tech Clubs. This group is organized/supported by volunteer efforts and open to all to attend.

Pixel Arts A social entrepreneurship that empowers groups to address social and economic issues through video games. We support innovative collaborations for social good through game development, education, entrepreneurship and community building.

Website
Saturday
Aug 25, 2018
Garrett's OMSI Maker Faire sHoEs!
TVF&R Station 67

Garrett will preview his 3D printed shoes with an Adafruit Gemma, Jewel, and Neopixels.

If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789. If you want to listen in we're also on Facebook Live facebook.com/KnowledgeMavens/.

Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

Website
Friday
Jul 16
Get Your Head in the Cloud: Tech Talk with Chris Thompson
The Tech Academy

You have probably heard a lot of talk about "the cloud" lately. You may have even used some cloud based resources. But what is the cloud exactly?

Chris Thompson is a machine learning engineer and a certified Google Cloud Architect. Join us as we discuss core cloud concepts and how to integrate them into your tech repertoire!

The discussion will revolve around what problems it is solving for companies, how it is changing developer workflows, and why you should start using it as quickly as possible. There will be a live demo as well as a survey of the different certification options available. These certifications can be a great way to help you stand out to prospective employers.

Join us virtually on July 16th at 1pm PT, 2pm MT, 3pm CT, and 4pm ET in our Google Meet Room.

RSVP on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/techacademy/events/277589406/

RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/150969593117

Can't make it live? We post all of our Tech Talks to YouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdMdJ60yQGwK5bevKomusSrbc8nNmsbkw

We hope to see you there!

Website
Saturday
Jul 14, 2018
Getting Started with Virtual Machines
Free Geek

Learn how to set up your own Virtual Machine at home. (https://www.lifehack.org/articles/technology/7-uses-for-a-virtual-machine.html)

Recommended Prerequisites: Must be familiar with basic networking and the Linux Command Line. Try Command Line Basics.

Website
Monday
Jul 14, 2014
Girls Get IT! (Innovative Technology) Camp Level 1
Hillsboro High School, Hillsboro, Oregon

The Girls Get IT! (Innovative Technology) all-girls day camps will once again be offered at Hillsboro High School this summer. Girls entering grades 7-12 are invited to participate and can register by visiting www.girlsgetintech.org. The camps have hands-on activities with projects covering from programming and robotics to soldering and science. The campers take home projects from a 3D Printer and laser cutter in the extensive technology labs at Hillsboro High School.

The level one camp will take place July 14th -18th and the level two camp will take place July 21st - 25th; both camps run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Registration of just $40 covers the cost of camp, snacks everyday, and a t-shirt! Sign up today!

Website
Monday
Jul 21, 2014
Girls Get IT! (Innovative Technology) Camp Level 2
Hillsboro High School, Hillsboro, Oregon

The Girls Get IT! (Innovative Technology) all-girls day camps will once again be offered at Hillsboro High School this summer. Girls entering grades 7-12 are invited to participate and can register by visiting www.girlsgetintech.org. The camps have hands-on activities with projects covering from programming and robotics to soldering and science. The campers take home projects from a 3D Printer and laser cutter in the extensive technology labs at Hillsboro High School.

The level one camp will take place July 14 -18 and the level two camp will take place July 21 - 25; both camps run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Registration of just $40 covers the cost of camp, snacks everyday, and a t-shirt! Sign up today!

Website
Thursday
Oct 22, 2009
Girls in Tech Portland Presents Katherine Durham, Vice President of Marketing, Imaging & Printing Group, Americas, Hewlett-Packard

Girls in Tech Portland Presents Katherine Durham, Vice President of Marketing, Imaging & Printing Group, Americas, Hewlett-Packard

Topic: Shifting the Digital Marketing + Technology Mindset to Harness the Power of an Integrated Approach

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2009 Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm Location: Souk 322 NW 6th Avenue, Suite 200 Portland, Oregon 97209

Hors d'oeuvres and wine is provided COST: $10/person (to offset cost of food/wine); at the door: $20/person Event and door prizes are sponsored by 24Notion Space is limited to 50. You must register through eventbrite: http://gitpdxdigital.eventbrite.com

For More info for our local Portland chapter, go to our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=57976769691

Website
Friday
Apr 30, 2010
Go Portland Tech
AboutUs

Go Portland Tech is a chance for everyone involved in Portland technology to come try their hand at Go, a game that is loved by geeks the world over.

Go is both thousands of years old, simple to learn, and poses interesting computer science problems (a computer player has yet to beat the best humans, and amateurs can still beat the bots too).

Regular Portland Go club meetups are held on Tuesdays and Saturdays (see: OregonGo.org) but this is a chance for tech folks that are seasoned players or absolute beginners to get together and share a game.

No experience is necessary to attend, and there will be drinks and snacks.

Website
Friday
May 28, 2010
Go Portland Tech
AboutUs

Go Portland Tech is a chance for everyone involved in Portland technology to come try their hand at Go, a game that is loved by geeks the world over.

Go is both thousands of years old, simple to learn, and poses interesting computer science problems (a computer player has yet to beat the best humans, and amateurs can still beat the bots too).

Regular Portland Go club meetups are held on Tuesdays and Saturdays (see: OregonGo.org) but this is a chance for tech folks that are seasoned players or absolute beginners to get together and share a game.

No experience is necessary to attend, and there will be drinks and snacks.

Website
Friday
Feb 26, 2010
Go Portland Tech
AboutUs

Go Portland Tech is a chance for everyone involved in Portland technology to come try their hand at Go, a game that is loved by geeks the world over.

Go is both thousands of years old, simple to learn, and poses interesting computer science problems (a computer player has yet to beat the best humans, and amateurs can still beat the bots too).

Regular Portland Go club meetups are held on Tuesdays and Saturdays (see: OregonGo.org) but this is a chance for tech folks that are seasoned players or absolute beginners to get together and share a game. No experience is necessary to attend.

Website
Wednesday
Apr 24, 2019
Hackboat (Hackers on a Boat!)
Portland Spirit Dock

FAQ:

WTF is an unconference? There will be talks, but no formal CFP. Registrants will be asked for potential speaking topics, and we will likely set up some voting mechanism closer to the event to decide which speaking topics will get time on the mic.

Does this cost money? Yes, $100 for a regular ticket, and premium tickets up to $500.

Will there be a free hat? Yes, free hat! (for paying attendees only)

What hours will the boat be cruising? Time on the water has not been 100% finalized, but will likely be around 11am-3pm, with a couple hours docked on both ends where you can hang out on the boat.

How do I get on the boat? The boat will be docked by the Salmon Street Springs fountain on the Portland waterfront.

Food? Lunch buffet provided.

Drinks? There will be a bar.

Internet? There will be internet, but it will be boat internet.

Is this an infinitely sized boat? No, there will a limit of 100 people on this boat.

How much money are you making from this? Ticket costs are structured to just almost cover costs. No one is making money from any of this.

Can I register with my 31337 h4x0r alias? Sorry, due to strict boat law, your legal name will need to match the boat manifest.

Are you sure this is a good idea? Too late to back out now. We have the boat, so it's happening either way.

This FAQ is boring, is there a better one I can read? The official boat FAQ can be found here: https://www.portlandspirit.com/faq.php

Website
Saturday
Dec 5, 2015
HackPDX Winter 2015 Hackathon @ Airbnb Portland
Airbnb Portland

We're back! Join us for the Winter 2015 Hackathon at Airbnb Portland! The theme is education, but feel free to hack on something PDX related or anything at all.

There will be food for everyone and prizes for the best hacks, so come with a team, make one here, or fly solo to gain everlasting fame as the creator of the next Instagram for IOT BigData SoMoLo Toasters.

Please RSVP on Eventbrite if you're planning on attending; space is limited and you must be on the list to get in!

Website
Wednesday
Oct 11, 2017
Hacktoberfest PDX
New Relic

If you're looking for a way to contribute to open source, but maybe you aren't sure how to get started, then this is the meetup for you!

We'll go over finding ways to contribute to open source, and getting you from 0 to 4 by the end of the month!

Finish 4 pull requests and you'll get a t-shirt via Hacktoberfest!

Hacktoberfest is open to everyone in our global community! Pull requests can be made in any GitHub-hosted repositories/projects. You can sign up anytime between October 1 and October 31.

Rules

To get a shirt, you must make four pull requests between October 1–31 in any timezone. Pull requests can be to any public repo on GitHub, not just the ones we’ve highlighted. The pull request must contain commits you made yourself. Pull requests reported by maintainers as spam or that are automated will be marked as invalid and won’t count towards the shirt.

https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/

Website
Wednesday
Mar 14, 2018
Happy Hour @ Alchemy Code Lab
Alchemy Code Lab

You can learn to code in just 5 months at Alchemy Code Lab. Join us for happy hour on March 15 to meet the staff and get all of your questions answered about upcoming courses, loan and scholarship options, what the program is like, and more.

And keeping with happy hour tradition, there will be snacks and drinks!

Agenda: 4:30 - 5:00: Mingling 5: 00: Brief introductions to the Code Lab team 5:30 - 6:30: Additional networking and mingling with Alchemy Code Lab's staff and instructors

We’re here to hang out and answer your questions. Low pressure, great drinks, top-notch alumni. RSVP!

Website
Thursday
Jun 26, 2014
Happy Hour Tech Fair & Demo Day
Wowrack Headquarters

Live technology demonstrations will be available from Wowrack, a global Hybrid Cloud IaaS Company, and Nimble Storage. This will be a unique opportunity to learn about some of the most exciting technologies in one convenient location.

Come meet the local representatives in a laid back, low-pressure environment. You'll enjoy great conversation, learn about each of their cutting-edge solutions and let's not forget, you will have plenty of opportunities to win fantastic prizes like a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

Register now for your chance to learn more about datacenter best practices and enjoy happy hour with your IT peers.

Website
Thursday
Mar 19, 2015
HDI PNW Chapter Meeting In Seattle
The Bellevue Palace Boardroom

This will be our first 2015 PNW Chapter Meeting. Lunch will be served and our first topic of the year will be on Knowledge Management, however, Using it to Empower your Teams to Succeed!

Please join us, or let us know if you are interested in hosting a meeting for the Portland area. You can find information at www.hdiseattle.com, or contact me directly.

Tony North VP of Programs Help Desk Institute - Pacific NorthWest 206.919.2459 [email protected]

Website
Monday
Sep 19, 2016
Health Technology Forum - Portland
Park Square Office Building, 100 SW Market St, Portland, OR (SW Market and SW 1st)

The Health Technology Forum (HTF) promotes the intersection of health care and technology by connecting people worldwide who have common interest in making health care better, more accessible and affordable for everyone.

The the inaugural meeting of the Portland chapter will take place on Monday, September 19. Anyone with an interest in health and technology is welcome.

The meeting will include an introduction to HTF and brief discussion. HTF's founder and CEO Pronoy Saha will be joining us. More information about HTF can be found at http://healthtechnologyforum.com

Register for the event at ... https://www.meetup.com/HealthTechnologyForum-Portland

Website
Wednesday
Jan 10, 2018
Hello Drupal! - Drupal Users Group Meeting
ThinkShout, Inc.

On the second Wednesday of every month at a rotating location, come to the Portland Drupal User Group meetup to talk about Drupal and hear a few presentations.

These meetups are for ALL levels of Drupal users, from those of us who have only briefly heard of it but are interested in learning more to those of us who know a lot of but are always looking to learn more! Come get involved!

Check out the official Portland Drupal Users Group site at http://groups.drupal.org/portland. The site has more information about local Drupal meetups, events and opportunities.

Following the meetup, we will head to a nearby pub for socializing.

Website
Thursday
Jan 23, 2014
HiMSS Oregon Chapter - January Tech Talk - A New Year for Improving Care Through Innovation
Kaiser Permanente Town Hall

As 2014 arrives, so does a whole new batch of challenges for Providers, Payers and health technology Vendors alike. This interactive panel discussion will focus on Healthcare Innovation and the technical solutions that are being developed to help improve care, increase efficiencies and reduce errors in an increasingly complex environment.

Panelist will include:

• Alex Lowenthal, Senior Director, Health and Care Delivery Informatics, Kaiser Permanente

• Hanny Freiwat, President, Wellero

Light appetizers will be provided.

Website
Thursday
Oct 1, 2015
Hiring a Dev Team in 2015: Where are top companies finding talent?
Simple

~Brought to you by Code Fellows~

Want to know who Portland companies are hiring? With more than half a million vacant high-tech jobs across the country—and with university computer science programs generating only a small portion of the candidates for these jobs—where do companies find developers? Are they hiring from code schools, and, if so, how do these developers stack up? Find out at this panel discussion, moderated by Hello World founder Dan Linn and featuring recruiting and hiring managers from some of Portland's top tech companies, including Urban Airship, Jama, and New Relic.

Tweet questions for the panelists to #PDXtechdevjobs.

Join us for pizza, drinks and a special Q&A about how to hire—or join—a dev team in 2015.

RSVP today! Attendance is capped at 60.

Website
Friday
May 21
How do we foster a diverse workforce and inclusive culture in high-tech?
Virtual

Details

High technology is known for its lack of diversity and inclusion but change is on the way - and technology may be part of the solution!

Trey Boynton, Cisco's Director of Inclusion & Collaboration Strategy & Solutions, will share the approach and vision of Cisco’s Inclusion and Collaboration strategy. Specifically, she will share how digitization across the global enterprise helps deliver outcomes in service of a diverse workforce and inclusive culture. She will anchor her talk by showing two examples of Cisco's use of technology, namely the Multiplier Effect and our Social Justice Beliefs and Actions. In addition, she’ll highlight the thought leadership behind a few of the Inclusive Solutions that deliver on Cisco’s promise to drive inclusion at scale.

Speaker: Trey Boynton has spent her professional career working to create inclusive environments. For nearly 20 years, she worked in university settings driving equity and inclusion for students, faculty, and staff at the University of Michigan.

She shifted to the tech industry in 2017 when she joined Duo Security as their first head of diversity and inclusion. As the lead for overall diversity strategy, Trey envisioned a bold road ahead for Duo and implemented company-wide programs and initiatives that positively grew Duo’s magical culture and team. Duo achieved a milestone in August 2018 when it was acquired by Cisco as a cornerstone of their software-as-a-service (SAAS) cloud security business. In her new Cisco role as the Global Lead for Inclusion Strategy & Alignment, she manages a team dedicated to building and delivering on inclusion promises and aspirations at scale.

For Trey, inclusion work is deeply personal. She describes it as head and heart work centered on creating space so that employees and teams are valued, celebrated, and able to define their own success. In short, her ultimate goal is to reduce barriers to brilliance.

Originally from her beloved northern California, she studied at Spelman College, Georgetown University, and the University of Michigan. Her most important job is helping her two teen feminist daughters continue to be awesome and giving attention to their needy dog, Toby. In the two minutes of time, she has left to spare, she fancies herself an overly hopeful San Francisco 49ers fan, a budding Lego engineer, and an expert on all things Jane Austen.

Website
Friday
Aug 27
How My Side Project Helped Me Land My Dream Job: Tech Talk with David Fryling
The Tech Academy

This week we invited David Fryling to talk about how his side project helped him land his dream job after graduating from The Tech Academy!

David worked on a side project throughout his bootcamp and then put together a full .NET MVC web app in the 10 weeks following graduation. This led to him landing a lucrative remote coding job as his very first job in tech!

David is going to share how he tied his side project to his studies in the boot camp, allowing him to update and iterate. Come learn some ideas for how you can apply what you've learned in your boot camp to build a side project that will really impress prospective employers.

Join us on August 27th, 2021 at 1pm Pacific Time, 4pm Eastern Time in our Google Meet Room.

RSVP on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/techacademy/events/278711801/

RSVP on Eventbrite: https://techtalk827.eventbrite.com

Can't make it live? Watch the recording on our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

Website
Tuesday
Feb 25, 2014
How to Build an App in Less than 59 Minutes
Thetus Corporation

A lot has changed with the tools and methods for web-based and mobile development. Affordable cloud hosting and full stack development solutions exist in great numbers. But what is the real benefit? Can using these new tools help build better software, faster? Or is it just for toy apps? Join the TAO Developer Forum as developers build a responsive web-based application using some of the newest technologies available (AngularJS, RESTful services, Firebase, Xcode, JetBrains, AppCode, JetBrains WebStorm, Android Studio, Objective-C, Java, Cloud providers, JIRA, GitHub and so on).

The event will start with the audience selecting the application that will be built, and will lend with a Q&A session. If you're looking to learn about the latest technology trends in web and mobile development, this is the event to be at.

Website
Thursday
Jun 25, 2020
How to Leverage Market Research and Customer Outreach to Successfully Launch Your Idea
Internet/Online (registration required)

Please join us for an engaging discussion with four outstanding panelists as they share tips and tricks from their 60+ years of combined experience successfully launching and commercializing healthcare technologies. Our panelists include three CEOs leading thriving Portland-based startups and a professional healthcare market strategy consultant. Come learn what strategies you can employ to gain an understanding of your market and customers, and to best position your idea or technology for the next stage.

Panelists include: Aaron Call, Founding Principle, Jaunt Holly Rockweiler, CEO and Co-founder, Madorra Fahti Khosrowshahi, CEO and Founder, Ceek Women's Health Patti White, CEO and Co-founder, Hemex Health

Thursday, June 25, 2020 1 - 2:30 p.m. Open to the public at no cost

Website
Friday
May 21
How To Stand Out: A Guide On Future Success with Scott Katzelnick
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Scott Katzelnick

Scott is a Full-Stack Software Developer at Braille Skateboarding.

Braille Skateboarding is a Skateboarding media company with over 5 Million followers across its social platforms. They are the largest skateboarding YouTube channel in the world and their tutorials have taught millions how to skateboard.

Scott is a graduate of The Tech Academy Software Developer Bootcamp. He's joining us to share the actions he took to stand out amongst the crowd. Hear about his journey from no experience, through coding bootcamp and job search, and what things are like now as a Full-Stack Software Developer at a great company. And specifically, find out what Scott did to stand out and create future success!

Register here to join us live, or watch the replay on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheTechAcademyLearnCoding/

Website
Tuesday
Nov 15, 2011
HR & Finance Forum: A Discussion on Compensation with Radford
Embassy Suites Portland--Downtown

Over the last few years employees have had to accept some unpopular alterations to their pay and total compensation. The continued unstable economy leaves many to wonder how much more will change. What updates should you consider making to your compensation programs in order to remain competitive?

Please join your finance and human resource peers on Thursday, November 15th for a dinner forum. Special guest David Knopping, Vice President, Radford will share compensation market intelligence and moderate a discussion that will include

  • IPO—compensation considerations
  • Market trends for the West Coast including merit budgets, hiring (move to position of strength for candidates) & turnover
  • Differences between Portland and Silicon Valley markets

Guest Speaker: - David Knopping, Vice President, Radford David has 10 years of compensation consulting experience on a variety of issues. Areas of focus include executive and broad-based compensation strategies, employment contract development, Board of Director pay, and short- and long-term incentive plan design.

Event Details: When: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM Where: Embassy Suites – Downtown, 319 SW Pine St., Portland, OR 97204
Fees: $95 Members, $120 Nonmembers To Register: TechAmerica Oregon, 503-624-5715

Thank you AKT LLP and Ball Janik for sponsoring!

Website
Wednesday
Oct 25, 2017
I want to work for _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (POWERED BY FREE PIZZA)
REGUS

This month at our meetup, we are featuring Russell Smith from Tenable Security.

I think this one will be exciting for all of our loyal members and newcomers equally for the following reasons:

• Tenable Security is growing quite rapidly

• Russ and his team(s) have nailed down the remote-friendly culture and they are open to hiring remote!

• The engineering team at Tenable is doing some pretty cutting-edge stuff including full automation via CI/CD, fully trusted engineering team autonomy etc. Russ is planning to share all of these details at the meetup

• Also, Russ will be our very first remote guest!!! Even though Russ lives in Sandy, about 45 minutes from downtown, we wanted to prove how successful remote collaboration can be!

• We are settling into our brand new, beautiful location at Regus - Pearl.

It will be a one of a kind, fast-paced experience from many actionable takeaways. You have our promise. And all powered by FREE PIZZA :)

Don't forget to RSVP directly on the meetup page at http://www.balki.io/meetup

Website
Tuesday
Nov 14, 2017
I want to work for NAVEX Global w/David Nash (powered by FREE PIZZA)!
REGUS

For November, we have David Nash as our very special guest.
This is the last meetup for the year as we will be taking a winter/holiday break in December.
So make sure you join us and learn from a Product Management legend in Portland!

Here's David's self-introduction:
"Since arriving here in ’92 from New York, Portland has been very, very good to me. Like the TV commercial says, ‘I know a few things because I’ve seen a few things’. I would add that I’ve been blessed to meet some amazing people along the way. I came here courtesy of Intel, where I worked for some 17 years, and where I had the good fortune to reinvent myself several times: from motherboards to software-video & telecom, from Intel Labs, to venture investing and internal startups, I did everything I could to try new things, soak it all in, and become versatile. After leaving Intel in 2006, I spent 10 years at ADP Dealer Services (now known as CDK Global) where we built software for Automotive Retailers & OEMs. Last October – just about 1 year ago – I had the amazing good fortune to join NAVEX Global, who provides the world’s most comprehensive Ethics & Compliance SaaS platform – and has the inspiring mission of helping organizations protect their people, reputation, and bottom line. Our mission really speaks to me because, as a Boy Scout Leader for 25 years, I care a lot about integrity and being a servant leader. In addition to networking relentlessly along the way, I’ve also followed my passion in Product Management and created ProductCamp Portland in 2012. We’re running our 7th camp in March 2018. This one will be exciting for sure. And free pizza as usual!

Website
Thursday
Feb 13, 2014
IBM Portland Job Fair
Hilton Portland and Executive Tower

Register to join us: http://www.IBMexpo.com for the IBM Job Fair Thursday, February 13, 2014 • 10am - 6pm Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, 921 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, OR

Candidates must be able to obtain a Secret clearance and be certified in their field of expertise.

IBM Is Looking for Professionals with Experience in:

Business Systems Analysts - Intermediate Business Systems Analysts - Senior Computer / Systems Operator - Senior Configuration Management (CM) Specialists - Associate Configuration Management (CM) Specialists - Intermediate Configuration Management (CM) Specialists - Senior IA Policy and Compliance Certified Professionals – Associate IA Policy and Compliance Certified Professionals – Intermediate Information Security Specialists - Associate Information Systems Auditors - Intermediate IT Certified Professional - Associate Microsoft Server Engineers - Associate Microsoft Server Engineers - Intermediate Microsoft Server Engineers - Senior Network Administrators - Associate Network Administrators - Intermediate Network Administrators - Senior Network Engineers - Associate Network Engineers - Intermediate Network Engineers - Senior Network Security / Information Assurance Engineers - Associate Network Security / Information Assurance Engineers - Intermediate Network Security / Information Assurance Engineers - Senior Operations Managers Project Engineers - Senior Project Managers – Intermediate  Quality Assurance Analysts – Intermediate  Quality Professional Staff - Intermediate Senior IT Systems Solution Architects Software Engineers - Associate Storage Engineers - Associate Storage Engineers - Senior Systems Administrators - Associate Systems Administrators - Intermediate Systems Administrators - Senior Systems Engineers - Associate Systems Engineers - Intermediate Systems Engineers - Senior UNIX Server Engineers - Intermediate VoIP Engineers - Intermediate VoIP Engineers - Senior Web Software Developers - Associate  Web Software Developers - Senior  Web Technical Administrator

Join us. Let's build a smarter planet.

IBMexpo.com

Website
Saturday
Jan 13, 2018
Ideas in Science & Tech
TVF&R Station 67

Do you want to learn about Machine Learning for IoT devices? Chris is planning to join us fSensiML http://www.sensiml.com/

Do you enjoy learning and sharing knowledge to help people solve problems? Check out this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc) to see what we're about.

We'll have a short presentation and at the end of our session, we'll brainstorm and vote for a new interesting topic for the following week presentation. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Join the fun!

Website
Saturday
Dec 16, 2017
Ideas in Technology
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

Dear Innovators,

Do you enjoy learning and sharing knowledge to help people solve problems? This week we're going to share on how to file patents part II.

We'll have a thirty-minute talk and at the end of our session, we'll brainstorm and vote for a new interesting topic for ideas on upcoming presentations. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Join the fun!

Website
Saturday
Dec 9, 2017
Ideas Technology
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

Dear Learners,

Do you enjoy learning and sharing knowledge to help people solve problems? This week we're going to share about patents.

We'll have a thirty-minute talk and at the end of our session, we'll brainstorm and vote for a new interesting topic for ideas on upcoming presentations. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Join the fun!

Website
Wednesday
Jan 25, 2017
IEEE Young Professionals Evening Lecture Series-The Importance of Soft Skills in the Workplace
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Come join the IEEE Oregon Section and IEEE Young Professionals for our first Evening Lecture Series!

Lucky Lab will be serving us a delicious pizza and salad buffet-so come hungry! The registration fee covers the cost of food for this event.

Past Section Chair John Prodhosky will be enlightening us on the Importance of Soft Skills in the Workplace, and his experiences with improving his career by working on these skills. Come to gain valuable insights into the workplace, meet and network with fellow engineers, and connect with IEEE!

Fee: $10 for IEEE Members

$20 for non-members

Agenda

6:00pm: Doors open, social hour begins

6:30pm: Pizza and salad buffet begins

7:00pm: Lecture begins

7:45pm: Q&A, networking

Website
IEEE Young Professionals Evening Lecture Series-The Importance of Soft Skills in the Workplace
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Note-please register on our website at https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/43048

Come join the IEEE Oregon Section and IEEE Young Professionals for our first Evening Lecture Series!

Lucky Lab will be serving us a delicious pizza and salad buffet-so come hungry! The registration fee covers the cost of food for this event.

Past Section Chair John Prodhosky will be enlightening us on the Importance of Soft Skills in the Workplace, and his experiences with improving his career by working on these skills. Come to gain valuable insights into the workplace, meet and network with fellow engineers, and connect with IEEE!

Fee: $5 for IEEE Members

$10 for non-members

Agenda

6:00pm: Doors open, social hour begins

6:30pm: Pizza and salad buffet begins

7:00pm: Lecture begins

7:45pm: Q&A, networking

Website
Thursday
Mar 13, 2014
Ignite TAO! v5
Alberta Rose Theatre

Ignite TAO!

1 mic, 5 minutes, 20 slides, 300 peers in the audience... no pressure, right?

What is Ignite? Ignite is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by local people who have an burning idea and the guts to get onstage and share their personal and professional passions. Quick, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, and global - Ignite is all of these and more. This Ignite focused on all things tech.

Submit to Present Some of the most thought-provoking, insightful and fun presentations are from people who just want to share an idea. If you are one of those people who is constantly coming up with tech-savvy solutions and have an idea you want to share with the world - this is your chance. Submit your idea to our Reviewing Committee.

Requirements to Present 1. No Sales

Possible Ignite TAO Topics All Ignite TAO! proposals should fall into at least one of these technology categories: products - show and tell something cool you've invented or found (no sales pitches!) projects - what are you working on? methodology - challenge us, inspire us, show us! concepts - share your burning "what-if" ideas tools/DIY - what's out there, what should people be using, what do YOU use?

Website
Tuesday
Jan 9, 2018
Inclusivity in Design Thinking Workshop - Portland Community Design Thinkers / Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup
WeWork Custom House

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll practice using design thinking methods to empathize with a wider group of users, and develop solutions that work better for everyone. Universal design is an approach where a primary requirement of any design is that all its users can access it, regardless of any physical or cognitive impairment they may have. It's also known as 'inclusive' or 'accessible' design. We’ll start with a short overview of how universal design can combined with design thinking to quickly deliver valuable insights during the design process. This will be an easy, fun, and very interactive introduction to combining universal design and design thinking methods!

Light refreshments will be provided.

Portland Community Design Thinkers and Portland Accessibility and User Experience are excited to partner to bring you this meetup. This event will be limited to 40 participants - if your plans change, please update your RSVP.

We look forward to having you join us in our first meetup of the new year!

Website
Thursday
May 3, 2012
InnoTech Oregon
Oregon Convention Center

Coming May 3rd, the 9th Annual InnoTech Oregon offers a unique opportunity for business and technology leaders to educate themselves about current trends and discover new, successful, innovative best practices. InnoTech focuses on the innovative uses of both mainstream and locally developed technologies to grow and enhance your business operations. More information is available at www.innotechoregon.com.

InnoTech is also hosting the NW CIO Summit & IT Executive of the Year Awards, NW ISSA Security Conference and the eMarketing Summit. See you there!

Website
Thursday
Apr 23, 2009
InnoTech Oregon Technology Conference & Expo

InnoTech is the region's largest technology & innovation event focused on enabling technology for your business. InnoTech sponsored by EasyStreet Online Services and SAO, includes the NW CIO Summit, Clean Tech Forum, ISSA-Portland Chapter Security Conference and topics on mobility, social media, infrastructure & much more.

Website
Thursday
May 6, 2010
InnoTech Oregon Technology Conference & Expo

InnoTech is the region's largest business to business technology conference and expo happening May 6. Over 1500 business and technology professionals will attend this year. Special events include the NW CIO Summit, NW ISSA Security Symposium, Microsoft Technology Symposium, eMarketing Summit, Mobile Track and much more.

Website
Thursday
Apr 21, 2011
InnoTech Oregon Technology Conference & Expo

We Invite you to Attend InnoTech Oregon Keynote Luncheon & More

InnoTech – The Region’s Largest Technology Innovation Conference & Expo Presented by ViaWest & Software Association of Oregon Thursday, April 21, Oregon Convention Center www.innotechoregon.com for registration and details Cost is only $40 for keynote luncheon, full day of conference sessions reception and more InnoTech Keynote Luncheon presented as the SAO Fireside Chat

Hi-Tech, Hamburgers & CHIPS-Stories of Applied Innovation by NW Business Leaders 11:30am – 1:00pm, Portland Ballroom 253 Jeff Harvey, President and CEO, Burgerville Nancy Phillips, Co-Founder, Director, COO, ViaWest Eric Dishman, Intel Fellow and Director of Health Innovation, Intel Architecture Group Moderated by Gerald Baugh, Portland Development Commission

(This registration does NOT include NW CIO Summit, eMarketing Summit or NW ISSA Security Summit. Extra registration fee is required)

This year includes an impressive line-up of national and local speakers and exhibitors (all soon posted on the www.innotechoregon.com website...check it out!)

Here are a few of the InnoTech conference tracks & special events (ALL great reasons to take part in InnoTech): - Cloud computing & Virtualization - Mobile Devices & Applications - Microsoft Technology Symposium & Partner Pavilion - Women in Technology Panel - Innovation, Software, Startup topics and much more - InnoTech Happy 45-Minutes (the perfect place to mingle over complimentary beverages and exhibits) - And more!

Website
Thursday
May 2, 2013
Innovation in Motion Panel @ Innotech
Oregon Convention Center

“Where should innovation start?”

The majority of business leaders do not recognize the value of IT in innovation.... Meanwhile, some companies make use of technology trends, including big data, social, and mobile. How does data, development, and design influence the maturity of tech innovation? How does one area influence the other two and where do great ideas begin?

Join us as we walk through a number of innovative case studies of innovation. Some started with data, moved to development and were later marketed to the masses. Others started with development and marketing, leaving design as an afterthought. The products are interesting, and the individual approaches are fascinating.

Innovation in Motion members will be allowed to attend this panel at the InnoTech Conference for FREE. RSVP on this Meet-up page and your name will be add to the guest list for this panel at the InnoTech Conference.

Speakers:

David Steinberg, VP of Business Alliance from the Internet Marketing Association

Gene Ehrbar, Director of Mobile Solutions from ISITE Design

Sponsors:

• CrowdCompass - Mobile apps for conferences and corporate meetings. • CorSource - Turning ideas into deliverables with strategic consulting, development services and technical staffing. • Technology Association of Oregon - dedicated to bringing together some of the brightest minds in the technology industry.

Website
Thursday
Feb 7, 2013
Innovation in Motion: Hey, What’s the Big Data?
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

How Business Intelligence is determining design, development, and marketing decisions.

• Learn how humanizing data will help maintain a competitive advantage. • Find out why big data isn’t just for big companies. • Hear case studies of companies who are successfully interpreting data to predict the needs of their customers, increase purchases and save money. • Listen to thought leaders and get ahead of the big data wave.

Panelists Include: 1. Hillary Ervin, Marketing at Tripwire 2. David Steinberg, CEO of The Steinberg Group

Website
Thursday
Mar 7, 2013
Innovation in Motion: The Mobile Labyrinth
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Finding your way through mobile development and marketing.

• native versus web apps • responsive websites versus mobile sites • building versus buying • how to take the right approach the first time, and save your company twice the time and money

Expert Panelists:

Bryan Fox, Co-Founder of Upstart Labs: Learn what happens when early stage start-ups get new investment and an expanded team.

Patrick Lightbody of New Relic: Meet a developer's best friend for monitoring your apps.

Andy Rosic, CEO of Selfpubd: Find out the magic sauce in effectively promoting your apps.

Website
Sunday
Feb 19, 2012
Instructional Technology Strategies Conference
through Sheraton Portland Airport

OETC would like to invite you to attend our annual Instructional Technology Strategies Conference.

The Instructional Technology Strategies Conference is an opportunity for educators to think, explore, and develop strategies to enhance student achievement through the effective use of technology.

The subject is technology in the classroom, but the focus is on you. ITSC is specifically designed to be an active learning conference. Participants come away from ITSC not with a high level overview, but specific strategies and increased opportunities for education-related connections. Whether you are a teacher looking to improve K-20 classroom instruction or an administrator looking to support technology in your school or district, you will come away from ITSC with solutions that can be implemented right away.

Balancing tradition with 21st century innovation. We held on to the values that past attendees covet (active learning time in three-hour workshops, 90-minute sessions, two thought provoking keynotes, two vendor expert sessions, four quality meals and exhibit halls) and at the same time have added innovative opportunities (Unconference, Soiree of Slides, Schedule App that publishes in all platforms at once) to play and/or dive deep into the education questions that consume us.

If you want to learn, question, create, and engage in meaningful, authentic professional development then our conference is the right opportunity for you!

Please join us by registering at goo.gl/eiklr.

Website
Sunday
Feb 17, 2013
integratED|Portland
through Sheraton Portland Airport

Calling all educators who want to improve their instructional practice with the effective integration of technology! We preach having students be active learners, so let's practice it here with a schedule that promotes active learning, reflection and collaboration. integratED offers a variety of experiences and opportunities: unconference, collaborate with vendor experts, reflect with peers, a two 2-hour sessions, two 3-hour workshops, and two keynotes. This is a BYOD conference and our sessions require facilitator device integration, so don’t miss out.

Website
Saturday
Jun 30, 2018
Interested in a Tours of Rasberri Pi, Ardiuno, and IoT?
TVF&R Station 67

Join us online for desktop or mobile at https://zoom.us/j/7891236789

Michael Wild will show us the latest IoT devices and how you can use them in your project.

Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

Website
Saturday
Jan 27, 2018
Interested in Asteroids or Gravitational Waves?
TVF&R Station 67

Do you enjoy learning and sharing knowledge to help people solve problems? Check out this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc) to see what we're about.

We'll have a 30-minute demo and at the end of our session, we'll brainstorm and vote on new interesting topic ideas for upcoming presentations. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Join the fun!

Website
Tuesday
Apr 24, 2012
Internet Marketing Conference in Portland, OR
The Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center

Are you in Portland? Do you own a business or work in marketing? This is THE event you don’t want to miss. Three Internet marketing experts will show you how to drive thousands of qualified buyers to your site and dramatically increase your sales.

Check out the program:

How to Rank Your Website #1 on Google What you’ll learn:

  • The 3-Step Process to Find Profitable Keywords
  • How to Optimize Your Entire Website in Less than 2 Hours with a FREE Tool
  • The Most Effective Way to Use Keywords in Blog Posts to Rank for Hundreds of Keywords
  • 7 Simple Tactics to Get Thousands of High-Quality Links

Presenter: Zeke Camusio Zeke is a serial entrepreneur, author of The Internet Marketing Bible and CEO of The Outsourcing Company, one of the fastest-growing Internet marketing agencies in the country.

Bootstrapping Your Business: Building Your Brand on a Budget What you’ll learn:

  • How to Build a Professional Website for an Amateur Price
  • 10 Outsourcing and Crowdsourcing Tools and Techniques that Will Save You Thousands of Dollars
  • 6 Landing Page Optimization Techniques that Your Competitors Wish They Knew
  • The Golden Rules Non-Technical People Need to Know to Ensure that Designers and Developers Take Them Seriously

Presenter: Salar Salashoor Salar has been involved in several startup teams in Seattle. He moved to Portland in 2011 to start TurnClick, an online branding agency. Salar is a Google AdWords and Brand Management expert.

Social Media Marketing: How to Get Thousands of Followers on Twitter, Google Plus, YouTube and Facebook What you’ll learn:

  • How to Get Qualified Twitter Followers in Only 5 Minutes a Day
  • 3 Free Social Media Tools that Will Blow Your Mind
  • 5 Ways to Get Thousands of Facebook Fans

Presenter: Thubten Comerford Thubten is the CEO of WePostMedia, a social media agency based in Portland with clients all over the world.

Event Information

Where? The Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center. 721 NW 9th Ave., Portland, OR 97209. Here’s a picture of the venue:

When? Tuesday, April 24th between 6pm and 8pm We’ll have time for networking, so be ready to meet some of the coolest people in town!

The catering will be provided by Hot Lips Pizza (pizza, beer and non-alcoholic beverages)

Cost: $19 until 4/6, $25 until 4/23 and $50 at the door

We’ll donate all the profits to a charity of your choice. At the event we’ll have a drawing and the winner will choose the charity the funds will be donated to.

Register here: http://internet-marketing-portland.eventbrite.com/

Website
Thursday
Nov 15, 2018
Intro to Git Workshop
Ned Space

Git is well over a decade old and still reigns King and is a de Facto Standard for many good reasons. Join us for an Intro to Git workshop where you will learn the basics of this powerful version-control tool.

We will walk through setting up a project on GitHub and will be using the command line to step through and understand a series of commands typically seen in a common workflow "Feature Branch".

At the end of the night you should have a general understanding of Git as a tool and how to use it from the command line to maintain proper version control of your code.

Bring your laptop and if you haven't already: Download and install git : https://git-scm.com Create an account at : https://github.com

Meetup Link: https://www.meetup.com/Latinx-Tech-PDX/events/255991306
Location: Ned Space - 707 SW Washington St #1100, Portland, OR 97205 (11th floor)
We appreciate the RSVPs to plan for providing Food and Beverages

Website
Saturday
Mar 28, 2009
Introduction to R, Statistical Computing - Portland Data Viz
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

R, also called GNU S, is a strongly functional language and environment to statistically explore data sets and make many graphical displays of data.

R is widely used for statistical software development and data analysis. R is part of the GNU project, and its source code is freely available under the GNU General Public License, and pre-compiled binary versions are provided for various operating systems. R uses a command line interface, though several graphical user interfaces are available.

Ed Borasky will provide an introduction to R this Saturday at Cubespace from 11Am-3Pm. Please come prepared with a laptop and the requisite software (link to come soon). If you have any issues installing the software, or need help before the meeting, feel free to arrive at 10:30 Am.

Software Downloads Updated to get ready for the upcoming class. There will be a few more pages coming. The first will be on installing GGobi, and the second will be on CRAN Task Views.

Click on http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-visualization/web/getting-started-with-the-r-programming-language - or copy & paste it into your browser's address bar if that doesn't work.

Here's an abbreviated "Getting Started With GGobi" guide. Please try this stuff out and let me know where it's broken. I just ran through the Windows part and the "Testing on a Social Network Dataset" part and that much of it works. :)

Click on http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-visualization/web/getting-started-with-ggobi - or copy & paste it into your browser's address bar if that doesn't work.

I added a couple of links to articles on using GGobi with social network data.

Click on http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-visualization/web/getting-started-with-ggobi - or copy & paste it into your browser's address bar if that doesn't work.

About R

R was created by Ross Ihaka and Robert Gentleman at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and is now developed by the R Development Core Team. It is named partly after the first names of the first two R authors (Robert Gentleman and Ross Ihaka), and partly as a play on the name of S. The R language has become a de facto standard among statisticians for the development of statistical software.

More information: http://www.r-project.org/

Join the Portland Data Visualization Google Group for more updates: http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-visualization?hl=en.

Website
Saturday
Aug 4, 2018
IoT and Sneaker Mats?
TVF&R Station 67

Join us online for desktop or mobile at https://zoom.us/j/7891236789

Join us as Michael Wild shares his prototype with the Gemma, LEDs, battery, and a pressure sensor. Adafruit has inspired us to create the Firewalker sneaker for OMSI Maker Faire in September. I hope you'll join us.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmuig7dPv-Y&t=92s

Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

Website
Friday
Oct 1
Job Placement Q&A Tech Talk with Rojina and Jeffrey
The Tech Academy

Having a hard time with your job search or don't even know where to start?!

We are going to discuss all aspects of landing a tech job! Bring all of your questions on job search, resumes, interviews, etc.!

Join us on October 1st at 1pm PT, 2pm MT, 3pm CT, and 4pm ET for this great opportunity to learn and network!

Can't make it live? Watch the recording on our YouTube Channel!

Website
Friday
Jan 30, 2009
John Metta et al RE ORblogs
Strange Love Live Studios

http://www.mogulus.com/strangelovelive

Join us for a show about a site we’ve all been waiting for. John Metta, Patrick Lightbody and AJ “linuxaid” will join us to talk about the fate of ORblogs!

Saturday
Jul 28, 2018
Join Us for a Demo of a Smart Sneaker
TVF&R Station 67

Join us online for desktop or mobile at https://zoom.us/j/7891236789

Want to see the first version of our smart sneaker for OMSI Maker Faire Portland? Garrett will share the first version to inspired all of to create our own for Maker Faire.

Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

Website
Tuesday
Aug 12, 2008
Jonathan Aldrich: Typestate Verification for Aliased Objects using Assume-Guarantee Permissions
Portland State University Engineering Building

We are having a special summer colloquium presentation by Jonathan Aldrich of CMU on Tuesday, August 12, at 10:30am. Title and abstract below.

The talk will be in the Dean's Conference room (EB 500) in the Engineering Building at Portland State University.

Jim Hook (hook at cs dot pdx dot edu) is acting as host.

TITLE: Typestate Verification for Aliased Objects using Assume-Guarantee Permissions

ABSTRACT: Object-oriented libraries often define usage protocols that clients must follow in order for the system to work properly. Typestates use state machines to specify these protocols, but previous protocol verification systems have significant practical problems in their precision, scaleability, easy of use, and applicability to standard coding styles and idioms.

We are exploring a new approach to verifying typestate using assume- guarantee permissions. These permissions track not only the state of an object, but an abstraction of what operations other aliases might perform on the object. Developers annotate their code with state and permission information, which can be automatically and soundly checked for consistency. Our approach is fully modular, yet allows substantial reasoning about objects even when they are aliased by multiple clients. We will describe novel approaches for reasoning about inheritance and concurrency, and show case studies verifying code (and finding one defect) in well-tested Java standard library code.

This is joint work with Kevin Bierhoff and Nels Beckman.

Website
Saturday
Jun 24, 2017
Kaggle Session
Hillsboro Public Library

Do you want to start using Kaggle? Why not learn as a group? I'll share the basics and an example how to start the competition "Titanic - Machine Learning from Disaster".

The second half of our session, we'll experiment with our open idea session. The winner will be awarded Innovator of the week. The winner has the highest potential to be added to our next session.

Here is the link to my transcript and video links. Enjoy! https://portlanddatascience.wixsite.com/home/single-post/2017/06/19/Kaggle-Session

Website
Tuesday
Aug 28, 2018
Latinx Tech PDX : Smart Cities & Emerging Tech + Community Impact & Opportunities
Portland Mercado (SE Portland)

Interested in Smart cities, emerging technologies, community and entrepreneurship?

Join us at the awesome Portland Mercado on Tuesday, August 28th at 6:30p) and learn how the City of Portland’s Smart City efforts in conjunction with emerging technologies will impact the PDX tech, entrepreneur and Latinx communities.

SPEAKERS: - Hector Dominguez, Open Data Coordinator at the City of Portland - Juan Barraza, Director of Student Innovation - Center for Entrepreneurship at Portland State University - Alan Hipólito, Director of Special Projects at Verde (verdenw.org)

In order to help us provide you a better experience, please RSVPs in advance at https://www.meetup.com/Latinx-Tech-PDX/events/253186221 See you there!!

Website
Thursday
May 30, 2019
Latinx Tech PDX at Cambia
Cambia Health Solutions (Atrium)

We are delighted to be hosting our May meetup at Cambia Health Solutions in conjunction with Cambia's Employees Resource Group: HOLA (Home of Latinos and Allies).

We will be at the beautiful Artrium building and will be enjoying some Beverages and Food (sponsored by Cambia's HOLA group). Come meet and mingle with some of Cambia team members and find out about some of the technologies being used within Cambia Solutions as well as careers opportunities.

This is a Free event, but please RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/LatinxTechPDX/events/259793293/

AGENDA

6:30 – 7:00PM Networking (food + bar hosted by Cambia) 7:00p - 7:05PM Intro and Welcome to Latinx Tech PDX (Fabio Valentino) 7:05 – 7:15PM Welcome to Cambia & HOLA – (Dee Cruz Executive Sponsor) 7:15 – 8:00 PM 3 Lightning Talks:

Janus Platform: Developing scalable Micro (µ) Services for Healthcare SW Applications By Ariel Silverman, Software Development Engineer IV – CCS Engineering, HOLA Member

La Artesanía de Datos y Análisis/ The Craftsmanship of Data & Analysis By Alex Segarra, Digital Consumer Insights Analyst II – Cambia Artificial Intelligence Office, HOLA Member

Palanca Cultural: Soft Skills for the Latinx Technologist By Omar Amézquita, Manager of PPI Data Solutions – Provider Partnership Innovations, HOLA Co-Chair 8:00 – 8:30 PM Socialize and Closing

1621 SW 1st Ave (Next to Garden Bar on SW Market) Parking not validated, but there should be plenty of street and garage parking

👀Cambia is hiring! 👀 Find out more at: https://www.cambiahealth.com/careers

Website
Thursday
Aug 29, 2019
Latinx Tech PDX: GatsbyJS Code Along with Jason Lengstorf
Alchemy Code Lab

FREE event, but please RSVP : https://www.meetup.com/LatinxTechPDX/events/264034383/

Join us at Alchemy Code Lab on Thursday August 29th @ 6:30p for a Code Along to get started with GatsbyJS!

We are super excited to have Jason Lengstorf www.lengstorf.com , (twitter: @jlengstorf), currently Head of Dev Relations at Gatsby presenting at this month's meetup. Join us as Jason walk us through a Code Along exercise which will familiarize attendees with the Gatsby ecosystem to develop and deploy blazing fast sites www.gatsbyjs.org

This is going to be a great hands-on learning opportunity so bring your laptops. We recommend you have npm installed. (Please arrive early if you need assistance)

AGENDA : - Doors open 6:15p - Socialize + enjoy Food & Beverages 6:30p - 7:00p - Code Along w/ Jason Lengstorf 7:00p - 7:50p - Socialize and Wrap up 7:55p - 8:30p - Good Night 8:30p

Big 🙏🏽 Thank you to our host: Alchemy Code Lab http://www.alchemycodelab.com

Website
Wednesday
Mar 29, 2017
LaunchCode Portland Speaker Panel: Onboarding & Mentoring New Tech
CENTRL Office Eastside

Onboarding and mentoring is important with any new member of your team, but especially so with those who are new to the industry. Successful support and mentorship enables new engineers and developers to contribute to your team’s success as quickly as possible. Both existing and new employees benefit from the increased employee satisfaction and retention through mentoring.

Our panel of seasoned mentors and managers will share lessons learned while mentoring new tech talent as well as engage in a Q&A session. LaunchCode staff will be on hand to explain our apprenticeship and job placement program and answer any questions on how to find your next great tech hire through LaunchCode.

Top Benefits - Enable new engineers and developers to contribute to company success faster - Improve satisfaction and retention of both existing and new employees - Create better relationships and community within your teams

Website
Thursday
Feb 23, 2017
LaunchCode's LC101 Info Session
PCC - Climb Center

LC101 is a FREE 20-week intensive coding course designed to give students the skills that they need to pursue a career in tech. This event is the info session about this course if you are intrigued to learn more...

Apply to course - launchcode.org/lc101

Application deadline: Thursday, March 23

Details about the course:

Where: CLIMB Center - PCC
When: Monday/Thursday nights -- starts April 17th Time: 6-9pm Cost: FREE.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 14, 2017
LC 101 Office Hours with LaunchCode
CENTRL Office Eastside

Want to launch a career in tech? To start on this path, you need the right training. With so many options available to learn skills it can be hard to know where to start.

LaunchCode has developed a curriculum providing you with world-class resources to put you on the path to obtaining a job in tech. Informed by LaunchCode’s successful apprenticeship program, we developed this course to teach you the skills that are in high demand within the tech community. To help you succeed in this rigorous course, LC 101 provides a supportive classroom environment with in-person mentoring from instructors, teaching fellows, and local developers.

Trying to decide if LC101 is right for you? We've got you covered.

Come by our office hours on Tuesday, March 14. Get all the details, ask any questions of our Portland LaunchCode staff, and generally find out how awesome an opportunity this is!

Website
Monday
Jul 8, 2013
Lean Startup [Book]: Discussion
Front Row Bar and Grill Website
Monday
Jul 22, 2013
Lean Startup [Book]: Discussion
Front Row Bar and Grill Website
Monday
Aug 5, 2013
Lean Startup: Build, Test, Learn
Front Row Bar and Grill Website
Wednesday
Sep 14, 2011
Learning Technology Meetup

We enjoy talking about elearning design & development and meeting our peers in the PDX elearning community.

Website
Wednesday
Oct 12, 2011
Learning Technology Meetup

We enjoy talking about elearning design & development and meeting our peers in the PDX elearning community.

Website
Wednesday
Nov 9, 2011
Learning Technology Meetup

We enjoy talking about elearning design & development and meeting our peers in the PDX elearning community.

Website
Wednesday
Dec 14, 2011
Learning Technology Meetup

We enjoy talking about elearning design & development and meeting our peers in the PDX elearning community.

Website
Sunday
Apr 15, 2018
Lessons from the Jazz Ensemble: Designing for collaboration and innovation with a narrated performance by the Mel Brown Septet
Photon Studio

The Future of Work is collaborative and improvisational. Traditional, top-down chains of command and career competition are the ways of the past. Status is increasingly based on knowledge, contribution, and level of connection, not just position and power.

During this experience you will learn how to design your own framework and collaborative leadership practices to become a future-oriented leader and team member.

Join us for this unique event, presented by The PEAK Fleet, with a special, storytelling set by the Mel Brown Septet. A Portland jazz icon since 1973, Mel, alongside his bandmates, will demonstrate how to create a culture that sustains successful improvisational and collaborative groups.

A Design Week Portland event, including refreshments, special art installation, and other activities.

Tickets: $15, available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dwp-2018-lessons-from-the-jazz-ensemble-tickets-43495858283

Premier Sponsor: United Tile

Sponsor: Pacific Northwest College of Art - Collaborative Design MFA/Design Systems MA

Website
Friday
Oct 8
Leveraging LinkedIn to Capitalize on the Bull Job Market with Jeffrey Morris
The Tech Academy

LinkedIn is one of the most popular platform for job-seekers in the market!

Jeffrey Morris will be joining us to give some tips on how to leverage LinkedIn to capitalize the job market! Jeffrey is a Technical Recruiting Manager at Triad Technology Group.

Bring all your questions and take tips on how to take advantage of LinkedIn to land your dream job!

Join us on October 8th at 1pm PT, 2pm MT, 3pm CT, and 4pm ET for this great opportunity to learn and network!

RSVP on Meetup: https://bit.ly/3hzRjuM RSVP on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/39bJA1C

Can't make it live? Watch the recording on our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

We hope to see you there!

Website
Wednesday
Apr 14
LGBTQ+ in Tech: Changing the World with Tech
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pl6wJbXpSi-xsxGxe0kaew is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Connection. That’s what we all want, but sometimes, it’s not so easy. Join PDXWIT, host Marmoset and Out in Tech’s Digital Corps team for a panel discussion and find out how building websites globally takes on a bigger and better definition of community and connection.

Out in Tech Digital Corps provides web services to LGBTQ+ activists and social entrepreneurs around the world. Since 2017, they’ve built 150 WordPress.com websites for 150 extraordinary LGBTQ+ grassroots organizations in 60 countries.

Facilitated by Crystal Sincoff, you will hear from Manu Gomez, from the Digital Corps team and a website build volunteer, Alex Hare, about their experiences working with Brown Girl Woke and other non-profit organizations to build their custom sites.

The founder of Brown Girl Woke, Doris Tulafau, will join us from Samoa along with their IT & Website Manager, Robbie Allen, to share what it was like working with the Digital Corp to create their website that is empowering girls to lead the future in the Samoa community.

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

We look forward to seeing you at this fun-filled, semi-global event and to find out how you can be a part of creating a larger, connected community by using your skills to volunteer with the digital corp team and join the revolution around the world!

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Event opens/networking 5:05 p.m.- Introductions 5:10 p.m. - Panel discussion begins 6:00 p.m. - Q&A 6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT is building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling inequities and fueling belonging. Our events are inclusive.

ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

Thursday
Jan 31, 2019
Linux Power Management Tools for Developers
Alchemy Code Lab

Join us for an evening of learning some very useful Linux Power Management tools and tips for developers, by Alexandra Collins. Learning to navigate the available Power Management tools for Linux will save you time and push you towards becoming a more efficient developer. Regardless of your specific technical focus having a sense of how much power your applications consume is very beneficial for optimization.

AGENDA: 6:30p - Doors open 6:30p - 7:00p - Socialize and enjoy some Snacks and Beverages 7:00p - 7:30p - Presentation by Alexandra Collins 7:30p - 7:40p - Q&A 7:40p - 8:00p - Socialize Good Night!

Alexandra Collins is the founder and CEO of HH-BioTech. Alexandra develops technologies focused to better the health on human hormones and fertility.

Prior to her current venture Alexandra accrued over 15 years as a Software Engineer, she worked for ten years at Intel Co. focused on Linux Power Management, High Performance computing and Graphics. Additionally, she worked at Technology Projects, a web development company, The University of Tennessee at the Networking Division, and Chivor Co. at the Software Division. Alexandra holds MS in Computer Science form The University of Tennessee.

Alexandra invests her play time with her husband John, Her son Fergus and her two dogs sleighing at Mt Hood or traveling abroad.

Website
Friday
Mar 11, 2016
LOPSA Cascadia IT Conference
through Hotel Deca

Are you looking to increase your system or network administration skills? Would you like to get some professional development training from the leaders in the field? If so, please check out Cascadia IT Conference (http://casitconf.org) happening on March 11th and 12th in Seattle, WA for some incredible training opportunities including classes such as:

Time Management by Thomas Limoncelli author of "The Practice of Cloud System Administration", " Time Management for System Administrators", and "The Practice of System and Network Administration".

Deep Packet Inspection with Wireshark by Mike Pennacchi who has been ranked as a top instructor at Interop many times since 1997.

Myth Busting the Network Layer by Stuart Kendrick who is an expert in hands on classes where attendees do not want to leave for breaks.

Automation Tools Bootcamp by Tyler Fitch who is a member of Chef's Customer Engineering Team.

Check out http://casitconf.org/casitconf16/schedule/ for a full schedule of classes and talks by industry leaders and writers. The deadline for early bird discounts is Feb 28th so sign up today at http://casitconf.org/casitconf16/register-now/ for some of the best IT training and professional development in the Pacific Northwest.

Website
Thursday
Apr 26, 2018
Luncheon Speaker Series: Strategies and Trends in the Digital Cloud
University Club of Portland

Women in Technology Leadership Speaker Series
"Strategies and Trends in the Digital Cloud"
This event is the inaugural SIM Portland Women Speaker Series for 2018.
It is open to both members and non-member, men and women.

Topic
The Cloud has blended the lines between business and technology while also providing a kick-start for many companies’ digital transformation.The word digital arouses thoughts about marketing, sales, and customer experience. These areas will dominate investments for many companies over the last few years. The next level of true innovation is transforming customer facing systems with those in the back office. Come hear about the forward leaning trends that build a company’s digital journey on interconnected and automated systems that leverage data and real-time analysis.

What is the leadership needed to lead these transformation journeys in an ever-increasing agile world that is based on building enterprise systems that are personalized, automated and intelligent? Where do you start?

Speaker
Lisa Hager is the Global Head of the Salesforce Practice for Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). In this capacity, she is responsible for leading TCS’s rapidly growing Global CX and Salesforce practice including driving sales, delivery, alliance management, and innovative solution development across TCS’ mature and emerging markets. She is responsible for a unit with offices in North America, Europe, Japan, LATM, and 9 Global Delivery Centers. Lisa is a seasoned leader with 20 years of experience in strategy and organizational development, customer experience, digital, and cloud strategy. She is a recognized speaker on technology and business trends with over 20 publications.

Before joining TCS, Lisa served as a National Director for Slalom Consulting responsible for lead and building their Salesforce Practice. Prior to Slalom, Lisa was a member of NTT Centerstance’s Executive Team. She played a key role during the organization’s growth period resulted in an acquisition by NTT.

Agenda
11:30 AM Registration/ Buffet Lunch
12:00 -1:00 PM Speaker

Event Sponsor: Propeller

Website
Tuesday
Dec 29, 2009
Macintosh User's Group
Powell's Technical Books

Join us every other Tuesday for a fun and informal meeting with like-minded Mac geeks. Bring your questions and tips to share with the group.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 5, 2010
Macintosh User's Group
Powell's Technical Books

Join us every other Tuesday for a fun and informal meeting with like-minded Mac geeks. Bring your questions and tips to share with the group.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 19, 2010
Macintosh User's Group
Powell's Technical Books

Join us every other Tuesday for a fun and informal meeting with like-minded Mac geeks. Bring your questions and tips to share with the group.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 9, 2010
Macintosh User's Group
Powell's Technical Books

Join us every other Tuesday for a fun and informal meeting with like-minded Mac geeks. Bring your questions and tips to share with the group.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 23, 2010
Macintosh User's Group
Powell's Technical Books

Join us every other Tuesday for a fun and informal meeting with like-minded Mac geeks. Bring your questions and tips to share with the group.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 2, 2010
Macintosh User's Group
Powell's Technical Books

Join us every other Tuesday for a fun and informal meeting with like-minded Mac geeks. Bring your questions and tips to share with the group.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 16, 2010
Macintosh User's Group
Powell's Technical Books

Join us every other Tuesday for a fun and informal meeting with like-minded Mac geeks. Bring your questions and tips to share with the group.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 30, 2010
Macintosh User's Group
Powell's Technical Books

Join us every other Tuesday for a fun and informal meeting with like-minded Mac geeks. Bring your questions and tips to share with the group.

Website
Tuesday
May 11, 2010
Macintosh User's Group
Powell's Technical Books

Join us every other Tuesday for a fun and informal meeting with like-minded Mac geeks. Bring your questions and tips to share with the group.

Website
Tuesday
May 25, 2010
Macintosh User's Group
Powell's Technical Books

Join us every other Tuesday for a fun and informal meeting with like-minded Mac geeks. Bring your questions and tips to share with the group.

Website
Friday
Jun 11
Maintaining Mental Health on the Job Hunt - Tech Talk with Linda Jean-Philippe
The Tech Academy

The first Tech job is the hardest to land, and the process can be disheartening at times. That's why we invited Linda Jean-Philippe to come discuss how to maintain your mental health while on the job hunt. We will learn how to deal with being nervous, redeeming yourself after every rejection, and controlling what you can during the process.

Linda came to The Tech Academy from a non-technical background working in finance and healthcare. She graduated from the Python Developer Boot Camp in 2020 and works as a software engineer for CapGemini in Atlanta, GA. Let's all take a mental health break and gain some insight on getting through the job search from someone who's been there.

Join us on June 11th at 1pm Pacific time for networking, conversation and fun!

Register on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/techacademy/events/277535103/

Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/150969001347

Can't make it live? Watch the recording on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheTechAcademyLearnCoding/

Website
Thursday
Sep 4, 2008
Maps 2.0, Google Earth, and GPS: What's New, What Works
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

HumaniNet will present a status report on our Maps 2.0 initiative, which is exploring ready-to-use Web-based mapping tools for humanitarian and nonprofit organizations.

Dylan Myers, a digital mapping specialist at Google Maps, will also be there to answer your questions on the ever-expanding toolkit of Google Maps and Google Earth. Dylan was a key member of a Mercy Corps team that conducted a GIS (geospatial information systems) project in Indonesia following the 2004 tsunami.

Conversation ad networking begin at 5 p.m. At 6 p.m., Gregg Swanson and Matt Blair of HumaniNet will briefly discuss the initial findings of the research, which is based on interviews with aid and relief managers in Afghanistan, Sudan, Singapore, London, and – not least - Portland.

Among the topics: some notes from Matt on emerging Web 2.0 social mapping services, including the promise and pitfalls of 'crowd-sourced' geospatial data.

Following Q&A, you can meet Dylan, see demos, exchange ideas, practiceyour “geo-geek speak,” and learn more about what online maps can do for your project or organization.

The 501 Tech Club event is co-sponsored by NTEN.

Website
Monday
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!

Website
Wednesday
Jul 11, 2018
Meet Owl's Head - A Digital Agency looking for Jr. Web Developers
NedSpace

Only 1% of online applicants get hired. While up to 85% of jobs are filled from networking

The problem is most people hate networking and connecting to companies meaningfully can be daunting.

We've created an event to help you connect with tech companies who are hiring - anxiety free


Owl's Head will be sharing about their work culture, what it's like to work for them, and taking applications for a Jr. Web Developer. This is not only for Web Developers though! The next jobs they will be looking to fill are an SEO Expert and a Developer.

We will also have food, drinks, and door prizes!

Website
Wednesday
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!

Website
Wednesday
Jul 19, 2017
Meet, Greet & Show Your Stuff: You Might Just Meet Your New Tech Team
CENTRL Office

Come mix and mingle with Portland's tech community at this casual networking event! LaunchCode Apprentice candidates and students will display and discuss their projects and their career paths.

Employers, this is a great chance to meet some gritty, smart, and determined future team members.

Appetizers and beverages will be provided. Bring your business cards — some lucky attendees will win some sweet LC swag!

Website
Sunday
Apr 20, 2014
MIDI & Music Tech Clinic @ Central Library US Bank Meeting Room
Multnomah County Central Library

This event is open to the public.

MIDI & Music Tech Clinic is a drop-in event for troubleshooting MIDI/music tech difficulties. Come to learn, to teach, or to share hardware, software, and even recording knowledge.

Format:

• Bring the full make and model of each piece of gear and the manual if you have it ("I have a Roland SH-01 Synthesizer").

• Know your use case or questions ("I want to use an expression pedal to modulate the vibrato on my synth patch"). • "Experts" will be on-hand. • Laptops or other small pieces of gear welcome. A small set of speakers will be available. Sounds should be no louder than the volume of speaking for the library's sake.

Website
Sunday
Mar 9, 2014
MIDI/Music Technology Presentations @ Central Library
Multnomah County Central Library

This event is open to the public.

Three presentations centered around MIDI and music technology. Agenda:

10:00am, Setup/Make new friends

10:30am, Basics: "MIDI Communication" presented by Eric Earl

10:45am, Usage: "Making MIDI Hardware Talk" presented by Eric Earl

11:15am, Design: "Create your own MIDI filters and effects with Jesusonic, a free plug-in" presented by Kite Giedraitis

Website
Monday
Feb 8, 2010
Mobile Monday
Backspace

Mobile Monday Portland (MoMoPDX) is the local chapter of a global community of mobile industry visionaries, developers and influentials fostering cooperation and cross-border business development through virtual and live networking events to share ideas, best practices and trends from global markets. We meet every month to network and learn.

More info MoMoPDX: http://momopdx.org/ Info and directions to Backspace: http://www.backspace.bz/

Website
Monday
Apr 19, 2010
Mobile Monday Portland (MoMoPDX)
Backspace

Mobile Monday Portland is pleased to present a panel discussion on Mobile Financial Services moderated by Wireless Week editor in chief, Monica Alleven. The panel features Matthew Hall, vice president of business development of Vesta Corporation, and Siva Narendra, CTO of Tyfone Inc., both Portland-based mobile financial services companies. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

For more information visit: http://mopr.us/c1

Website
Monday
Jun 23, 2014
Mobile Portland — iBeacons: What they are and why you should care
Urban Airship Inc

Come take an in-depth look at the world of iBeacon. Find out what they are, how they work and what other types of Bluetooth Low Energy beacons exist and how they differ from the iBeacon standard.

We'll also talk about security and privacy concerns for businesses and consumers of iBeacon; different use-cases for iBeacon in retail and business; what hardware options are available; and give a high-level overview of iOS and Android facilities for communicating with these devices.

About the Speakers

Steven Osborn

Steven Osborn is a start-up entrepreneur, software hacker, and hardware enthusiast. In 2009 he co-founded a mobile messaging company called Urban Airship (urbanairship.com) that powers thousands of mobile applications on iPhone and Android for companies like Starbucks, Redbox, and ESPN. In his spare time, he enjoys participating in triathlons, baking bread, traveling, and spending time with his family. Steven lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, Jenny, and son, Theo. He is also an accomplished Guitar Hero rock star and Army veteran.

David Crow

David Crow is a mobile engineer at Urban Airship involved in early stage ibeacon r&d. He consistently spends time outside of work on quantified self projects, floating in sensory deprivation tanks, and enjoying spicy bloody marys (always gin).

Website
Saturday
Nov 18, 2017
MS EXCEL - ADVANCED EXCEL FORMULAS & FUNCTIONS
Union Bank Tower

Want to take your career to the next level?

Practical, Hands-on Training for Advanced Excel Formulas & Functions

Microsoft Excel is perhaps the most important computer software program used in business today. That's why so many workers and prospective employees are required to learn Excel to enter or remain in the workplace. Unfortunately many college students, recent grads, and professionals haven’t mastered Excel or have the adequate Excel skills employers are seeking. According to Payscale, “ 80 percent of job openings require spreadsheet and word-processing software skills. Yet so many people never even give Excel a chance because it has an intimidating stigma around it.”

If you walk through the finance or accounting department at any major corporate office, you will see computer screens filled with Excel spreadsheets outlining financial results, budgets, forecasts, and plans used to make big business decisions. Marketing and Product profesionals using Excel to list customer and sales targets; managing thier sales force and planning future marketing plans based on past results. Pivot tables to quickly and easily summarize customer and sales data by category with a quick drag-and drop. HR professionals using giant spreadsheets full of employee data and understand exactly where the costs are coming from and how to best plan and control them for the future. Supply logistic professional to manage inventory and forecasts demand. In essence, you can turn an entire department around just because you know how to manipulate data in order to get an aggregate view.

STRUCTURE OF COURSE:

Advanced functions and formulas Logical functions Conditional functions Financial functions Text functions Date functions Array formulas Lookups and data tables Using lookup functions Using MATCH and INDEX Creating data tables Advanced data management Validating cell entries Advanced filtering Advanced charting Chart formatting options Combination charts Graphical objects PivotTables and PivotCharts Working with PivotTables Rearranging PivotTables Formatting PivotTables PivotCharts Exporting and Importing Data Exporting and importing text files Getting external data Analytical Tools Goal Seek Scenarios Macros and Visual Basic Running and recording a macro Working with VBA code

BENEFITS

Not only are many business professionals using Excel to perform everyday functional tasks in the workplace, an increasing number of employers rely on Excel for decision support.The ability to analyze data is a powerful skill that helps you make better decisions. Microsoft Excel is one of the top tools for data analysis and the built-in pivot tables are arguably the most popular analytic tool.

MAKE YOUR RESUME STAND OUT

They are NOT seeing if you simply have Excel as a skill. They are diving deeping when it comes to determining which candidate to interview and hire. They look for Pivot Table, VLOOKUP, Macros, VBA, Conditional Formatting, Charting and Filtering…These are far more telling of your ability to an employer then writing Excel. Someone who writes VLOOKUP, Pivot Table, Filtering demonstrates an ability to analyse data and so has eliminated a potential barrier in the mind of the hiring manager reviewing your resume. In essence, use actual Excel functions in your Resume!

INCREASE YOUR EARNING POTENTIAL

Did you know that Excel know-how can instantly increase your job prospects as well as your starting salary? Excel is a transferrable skill that any hiring manager understands is critical. Research shows job applicants who know MS Excel make $22.66 per hour on average compared to the $20.14 per hour their peers make who don’t know the program. That’s roughly an extra $20 per eight-hour workday and $100 per work week, simply for knowing how to use a single computer program. Moreover, full-time employees in certain industries can see a starting salary bump of anywhere from $1,000 to $7,000 per year based on their Excel skills. That’s not chump change you can ignore.

INSPIRING ENTREPRENEUR?

A majority 63 percent of twenty-somethings want to start their own business. How will you stay organized, track data, or forecast your finances if you’re not spreadsheet-savvy? Many millennials simply want their first job. But, what about your performance once someone hires you? The biggest complaint employers have about millennials is that they lack basic hard and soft skills.These skills include things like teamwork and problem solving, but also basic administrative skills like MS Word and Powerpoint. Once you’re hired, you want to meet the basic requirements of your role without stressing.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Martin Jetton has 30+ years of advanced supply chain analytics, predictive analytics, and statistical consulting experience. He's currently a Principal at the Liberty Advisor Group, where he works in advanced supply chain analytics. In his previous role, he was the Senior Predictive Consultant at Corios; where he developed predictive models and scorecards, forecast trends, identify uncertainties, and assign the ideal strategies to maximize performance. The firm’s clients are in the banking, brokerage, credit, utilities and healthcare industries.

WHO SHOULD COME?

People whose work is completed through MS Excel; Software Engineers, Finance Professionals, HR Professionals, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers, Technology Professionals.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS?

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: PLEASE CONTACT US AT [email protected].

Website
Tuesday
Oct 28, 2014
n3e8sk4i
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub Website
Thursday
Apr 19, 2012
Naked Tech Series | Session 1 - Building Success Into Your Products
NedSpace

Join us this Thursday for the first in a series of panels exposing the realities companies face when working with tech teams, and how to avoid lukewarm developers, contract traps, and product nightmares. We're excited to announce this month's line up of guests to help us kick things off. Be sure to stick around for some great networking afterwards. If you can't join us downtown, jump into the chat room on Livestream during the event for some virtual networking or to ask your questions.

Naked Tech is designed for business leaders, technology professionals and students interested in becoming better prepared to work in and with the tech industry. Help us spread the word about this exciting new series!

Session 1 Featured Guests

-Skip Newberry, President, Software Association of Oregon

-David Childers, Principal, CP Kinder Investments

-Timothy Crippen, Business and Corporate Law, Kivel & Howard

-Eileen Boerger, President, CorSource Technology Group

-Jordan Hamad, CEO, Chairseven Creative Agency

(Free Admission - Please RSVP at http://www.nakedtechseries.com)

Website
Tuesday
Nov 10, 2009
National Instruments Technical Symposium
Tektronix Bldg 38

Register for the National Instruments Technical Symposium, a series of free, full-day conferences featuring the latest developments for automation, manufacturing, design, and test. With an agenda format including keynote presentations from NI experts as well as a variety of technical and hands-on sessions, the conference offers information on emerging industry trends within a valuable networking forum and product exhibition.

Highlights

  • See new product demonstrations and network with colleagues and professionals
  • Learn how industry leaders are adapting NI products to meet their specific application needs
  • Further your knowledge and maximize the use of your NI tools
  • Build your application development expertise through hands-on tutorials
  • Collaborate with exhibitors to discover product and integration solutions

Event Details: 11/10/2009 | 08:00 a.m.- 03:30 p.m. Tektronix 3025 SW Zworykin Avenue Beaverton Campus Bldg. 38 BEAVERTON, OR 97077 503-627-6924

Visit our website below to view the agenda and register today! http://sine.ni.com/nievents/app/offering/p/offeringId/517739/site/nic/country/us/lang/en

Website
Thursday
Nov 7, 2013
National Launch of VetsinTech
Comcast Regional Office

The National Launch of VetsInTech!!! OCTOBER 16, 2013 Join us in SF for the National Launch of VetsinTech!! In honor of Veteran’s Day 2013 in addition to SF we will be introducing new ViT chapters and their leaders in DC, NYC, Austin, TX, Los Angeles, Portland/Seattle and San Diego!! Each one of these veteran leaders has already held their first meetup and are helping build the ViT community locally to support our current and returning veterans.

Please join us with other VIP guests to support our veterans and welcome our new ViT leaders! Several sponsors will be in attendance including Intuit, Visa, Twilio, McAfee, Workday and more!!

http://www.meetup.com/VetsinTech-Portland-Seattle/events/149133812/

https://www.facebook.com/veteransintech

Website
Wednesday
May 12
Native Americans in Tech Mixer
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rTbp863OSTSxU0jyjIhRlA is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Join our Inaugural Native Americans in Tech mixer. We’re creating a decolonized space for Native Americans who work in tech or want to.

This community is exclusively for indigenous people of North America. This group is for folks that have a grounding in their Native American identity. We want to center the experiences of indigenous people that are rooted in their ways, recognizing the varied experiences of indigeneity for those who have had barriers in reclaiming their culture.

This event will feature an overview of the initiative, talks by Native Americans working in tech, and a chance for “face-to-face” networking over Zoom facilitated by Erin Grace (Chetco, Tututni) and Court Morse (Chippewa, Ojibwe, Anishinaabeg).

We will have ASL interpretation and live closed captioning throughout.

Hope to see you there!

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open/Virtual Networking 5:05 p.m. - Introductions + Announcements 5:10 p.m. - Lightning Talks 5:30 p.m. - Networking 6:15 p.m. - Event ends

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

Saturday
Feb 16, 2019
NEO DevCon 2019
through Hyatt Regency Seattle

NEO is a community-driven, open-sourced blockchain platform. The project was initiated in 2014 and open-sourced on Github in 2015. Its mainnet has maintained stable operation for two and a half years. It upholds the vision of realizing a programmable, digitized and trustless “smart economy” with millions of community members making active contributions across the globe.

NEO is one of the most developer-friendly public blockchain projects and decentralized application platforms, offering robust infrastructure, a variety of APIs and SDKs, a comprehensive smart contract system and easily accessible support to community developers.

Coming to Seattle on February 16 and 17, NEO DevCon 2019 is a forward-looking premium summit for developers, showcasing various decentralized applications and top contributors in the ecosystem.

At the conference, NEO Foundation and its subsidiaries will announce roadmap and plans for the future. Industry experts from top tech companies and leading scholars will share their insights on “decentralization”, “Layer 2” , “distributed storage” and other blockchain-related frontier topics.

Website
Tuesday
Jul 18, 2017
Network #LikeABoss
WeWork Custom House

Network #LikeABoss (AKA, How To Just Be You While Meeting People)

Is networking a real drag for you? Does it feel nothing but fake and stiff? Do you picture busy rooms and sweaty handshakes? Let us change your mind! Networking encompasses so much more and includes many unique ways to manage the journey. It’s time to assess, discuss, and then act to make networking more comfortable, more successful, and more like you.

Brought to you by LaunchCode and WeWork, this workshop will discuss the attributes of AUTHENTIC networking and you will walk away with immediately actionable ideas to help empower yourself. Make your network contribute to both your net worth and your fun quota.

Website
Friday
Jun 18
Networking and Communication: Tech Talk with Recruiter Michael McCormack
The Tech Academy

Michael McCormack is an experienced tech recruiter with Edgelink Staffing Firm, who has placed over 150 people in tech careers in the last four years. He will join us to share his insider tips on two essential aspects of the job search: networking and communication.

Bring your job placement placement questions and join us on June 18th at 1pm Pacific time for some great advice and an opportunity to network!

Use the google meet link provided to join us live at 1pm Pacific time.

Need a reminder? RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/150969097635 RSVP on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/techacademy/events/277535110/

Can't join us live? Watch the recording on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheTechAcademyLearnCoding/

Website
Wednesday
Sep 7, 2016
Neurogeeks kick off event
NedSpace Broadway

Are you interested in the brain, the mind, and the intersection of neuroscience and cognitive psychology? We're in an amazing time of starting to understand some of the ways the brain works. Join us for a few videos and discussion about some of the most interesting new developments. Let's build a community of Neurogeeks here in Oregon!

Website
Friday
Jun 9, 2017
New Social Entanglements: Mixed Realities Tech Summit
White Stag Block (University of Oregon)

This summit explores the social ramifications, opportunities, and trajectories of these new immersive technologies through the lens of art, research, and design. It brings together artists, technologists, designers, and social thinkers for a day of talks, demonstrations, and experiences. It is intended to break open the conversation and tease out distinctions amongst these various realities and how these intersect and mesh with the body social.

Price:

FREE but tickets are limited. Register at Brown Paper Tickets

Agenda

  • 9:30-10:30a Coffee + pastries + demos
  • 10:30-11:45a session 1
    • Tawny Schlieski - Challenge + Importance of Diversity in VR
    • Stephanie Mendoza - Shapeshifter Culture
    • Donna Davis - Diversity Access Gaps and Benefits for Work
    • Jamie Sherman - VR for diversity: working with NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism
  • 11:45-1:00p lunch (independent recommend Pine St Mkt - nearby food court)
  • 1:00-2:15p session 2
    • Matt Henderson - VR social experiments and the emerging Metafesto
    • Jeremy Rotsztain - Mantissa: an historic cinema project
    • David Reuter - Site specific VR 3d worlds and headsets
    • Theo Downes-LeGuin - Exhibition design for new technologies
  • 2:30-4:00p session 3
    • Amy Hillman - Creating Shared Holographic Experiences
    • John Sherry - Intel Research on immersive experiences
    • Reese Bowes - Consilience: presence and affordance in art
    • U of O Art and Technology: advanced student projects
  • 4:00-5:30p Demos, hors d'oeuvres, and schmoozing
  • 5:30-6:30p Interactive performance - harmonic laboratory (http://harmoniclab.org/intermedia/)
Website
Thursday
Mar 22, 2012
New Tech Society - March Happy Hour
Thirsty Lion

The New Tech Society was founded to bring together a diverse group of individuals; technologists from a variety of disciplines and industries within the Portland community. We meet one night each month to make new connections, exchange ideas and enjoy each other's company.

(RSVP here: http://linkd.in/xmZYA6)

If you have a need--be it solving a technical problem, finding a new job, hiring a new employee, promoting a product, service or event, or just making new friends, please join us.

This month, we will be compiling a "haves and wants" matrix, so we can help make meaningful introductions at our event. Feel free to email us about what you have to offer or need to find so we can add it to our list. We'll release it to the group before the happy hour.

Please bring your friends. The vibe is low-key, casual and fun; be yourself. It is our tradition to offer a free drink to the first 10 people to arrive.

RSVP: http://linkd.in/xmZYA6

See you there! -The NTS Crew

Website
Thursday
Jan 19, 2012
New Tech Society Happy Hour
Thirsty Lion

Ever notice how fragmented the Portland tech community is? We did—and we’re doing something about it!

The New Tech Society was founded to bring together a diverse group of individuals; technologists from a variety of disciplines and industries within the Portland community. We meet for one night a month to make new connections, exchange ideas and enjoy each other’s company.

Join us!

Website
Tuesday
Oct 23, 2012
New Tech Society Happy Hour
Thirsty Lion Pub in Tigard

The New Tech Society was founded in the Fall of 2011 to bring together a diverse group of individuals; technologists from a variety of disciplines and industries within the Portland community. We meet one night each month to make new connections, exchange ideas and enjoy each other’s company.

If you have a need--be it solving a technical issue, finding a new job, hiring a new employee, promoting a product, service or event, or just making new friends, join us.

Please bring your friends. The vibe is low-key, casual and fun; be yourself!

It is our tradition to offer a free drink to the first 10 people to arrive.

RSVP on Linkedin, please.

See you there!

-The NTS Crew

Website
Saturday
Oct 19, 2013
Northwest Regional Women in Computing 2013
DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland - Lloyd Center

The Northwest Regional Women in Computing (NWrWIC) Celebration focuses on empowering and encouraging women to enter the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields, particularly computer science. The conference brings together students from universities and high schools, with industry leaders from the private and public sectors to engage and inspire the next generation of leaders to play an active role in shaping the future of computing and technology.

The 2013 conference, to be held in October, is the second annual event. Our mission is to encourage women to pursue and build successful careers in computing and technology by improving their educational experience and engagement with industry leaders. With less than 30% of STEM jobs filled by women, the industry is lacking full representation of the world’s views. This lack of diversity inhibits industry’s innovation potential. Our effort recognizes and empowers women who are part of the computing industry and celebrates all who are supporters of them.

If you are the following, then you would want to come: College professionals, industry leaders, Job seekers, STEM/Technology leaders, Thought leaders, Professors, Teachers, High School STEM students(must be accompanied by guardian)

Register for an early bird special: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3872721414?ref=elink

Top companies and universities will be present

Website
Saturday
Apr 12, 2014
Northwest Regional Women in Computing 2014: Women Pioneering Innovation
DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland - Lloyd Center

The Northwest Regional Women in Computing (NWrWIC) Celebration focuses on empowering and encouraging women to enter the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields, particularly computer science. The conference brings together students from universities and high schools, with industry leaders from the private and public sectors to engage and inspire the next generation of leaders to play an active role in shaping the future of computing and technology.

The 2014 conference is the third annual event. Our mission is to encourage women to pursue and build successful careers in computing and technology by improving their educational experience and engagement with industry leaders. With less than 30% of STEM jobs filled by women, the industry is lacking full representation of the world’s views. This lack of diversity inhibits industry’s innovation potential. Our effort recognizes and empowers women who are part of the computing industry and celebrates all who are supporters of them.

If you are the following, then you would want to come:

  • College professionals
  • industry leaders
  • Job seekers
  • STEM/Technology leaders
  • Thought leaders
  • Professors
  • Teachers
  • High School STEM students (must be accompanied by guardian)

Register for an early bird special until March 12th: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/northwest-regional-women-in-computing-2014-registration-10400188243

Website
Northwest Regional Women in Computing 2014: Women Pioneering Innovation
DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland - Lloyd Center

The Northwest Regional Women in Computing (NWrWIC) Celebration focuses on empowering and encouraging women to enter the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields, particularly computer science. The conference brings together students from universities and high schools, with industry leaders from the private and public sectors to engage and inspire the next generation of leaders to play an active role in shaping the future of computing and technology. http://nwrwic.org/ register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/northwest-regional-women-in-computing-2014-registration-10400188243?ref=ebtnebregn

Website
Saturday
Apr 18, 2015
Northwest Regional Women in Computing Conference
Intel Hawthorn Farms 3 (HF3) Campus

The Northwest Regional Women in Computing (NWrWIC) Celebration focuses on empowering and encouraging women to enter the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields, particularly computer science. The conference brings together students from universities and high schools, with industry leaders from the private and public sectors to engage and inspire the next generation of leaders to play an active role in shaping the future of computing and technology.

The 2015 conference is the fourth annual event. Our mission is to encourage women to pursue and build successful careers in computing and technology by improving their educational experience and engagement with industry leaders. With less than 30% of STEM jobs filled by women, the industry is lacking full representation of the world’s views. This lack of diversity inhibits industry’s innovation potential. Our effort recognizes and empowers women who are part of the computing industry and celebrates all who are supporters of them.

If you are the following, then you would want to come:

College professionals
industry leaders
Job seekers
STEM/Technology leaders
Thought leaders
Professors
Teachers
High School STEM students (must be accompanied by guardian)

Register for the event at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/nwrwic-2015-tickets-15378773325?ref=ebtnebregn

Website
Saturday
Apr 8, 2017
Northwest Regional Women in Computing Conference
Intel Jones Farm Campus (JFCC Auditorium)

The Northwest Regional Women in Computing (NWrWIC) Celebration focuses on empowering and encouraging women to enter the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields, particularly computer science. The conference brings together students from universities and high schools, with industry leaders from the private and public sectors to engage and inspire the next generation of leaders to play an active role in shaping the future of computing and technology.

The 2017 conference will focus on Internet Security in Our Evolving World. Our mission is to encourage women to pursue and build successful careers in computing and technology by improving their educational experience and engagement with industry leaders. With less than 30% of STEM jobs filled by women, the industry is lacking full representation of the world’s views. This lack of diversity inhibits industry’s innovation potential. Our effort recognizes and empowers women who are part of the computing industry and celebrates all who are supporters of them.

If you are the following, then you would want to come:

College professionals, Industry leaders, Tech job seekers, STEM/Technology leaders, Thought leaders, Professors, Teachers, High School STEM students (must be accompanied by guardian), Register for the event at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nwrwic-2017-tickets-27733352203,

Website
Thursday
Apr 23, 2009
NW ISSA Security Conference

The NW ISSA Security Conference is part of a continued ambitious community outreach program for ISSA-Oregon Chapter. The goal of our program is to provide decision makers, stakeholders, and professionals with the knowledge and understanding they need to more effectively secure their organization’s sensitive information and comply with emerging information privacy laws and regulations.

Travel budgets cut, but still want the professional development in 2009? Want 7 CPE Credit Hours for less than $65? Don’t miss this local, but quality conference for security

Topics for 2009 include:

  • Future Security Implications of Cloud Computing & Social Media
  • Botnets and the Army of Darkness
  • Windows 7.0 Sneak Peek
  • Implementing the SDL to Improve Organizations’ ROI
  • Leveraging e-Discovery to Keep Security Funding
  • Much more
Website
Wednesday
Oct 2, 2013
OctoberBest
Tektronix Bldg 38

Electronics and technology leaders from the Pacific Northwest will be on hand to address topics ranging from rapidly evolving technology adoptions to the emergence of the electric vehicle industry in Oregon. More than 60 exhibitors will showcase the latest equipment and services for the electronics industry. 300 people are expected to attend in order to network and to take in various technical sessions throughout the day.

Website
Wednesday
Sep 15, 2010
OEN SW WA PubTalk
AHA!

SW WA PubTalk : Wed. Sept 15, 2010 : 5:15pm – 7:15pm

DETAILS : Come join us at the Sept 15th SW WA PubTalk… A great place to meet people, build business networks, share relevant information, and connect start-up firms w/ VC capital.

LOCATION : AHA! 415 West Sixth St., Ste. # 605 Vancouver, WA 98660 (360) 750-1680

REGISTER : OEN member cost : $15 Non-member cost : $25

Registration: @ 123.signup : https://s07.123signup.com/servlet/SignUp?PG=1520184182300&P=152018400

HOSTED by : OEN : CREDC : SWWDC SPONSORS : Bullivant Houser Bailey PC : Blind Onion Pizza

Google Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=AHA!&hl=en&cd=1&ei=QQNrTPePFZCyoAT03tDEBw&sig2=HthE8VxOTlmvnrWZ-WLxgg&ie=UTF8&view=map&cid=4281369456162678840&ved=0CB4QpQY&hq=AHA!&hnear=&ll=45.625458,-122.675421&spn=0.008704,0.021544&z=16&iwloc=A

Website
Tuesday
Jul 20, 2010
Online Community Managers PDX MeetUp
Vino Vixens

Online Community Manager PDX Group MeetUp

We discuss how to create and maintain grass-roots and business sponsored online communities with or without a face-to-face meeting component. You are encouraged to bring ideas and challenges to discuss. Be a community manager now or interested in the field.

Free - Casual space. You can purchase wine, beer, soft drinks. Snacks provided, donations welcome.

We meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Contact ideagoddess at gmail dot com for more info.

Website
Tuesday
Aug 17, 2010
Online Community Managers PDX MeetUp
Vino Vixens

We discuss Community creating, maintenance, management issues and solutions. Tell stories, ask for advice, etc.

Details:

Drinks: Vino Vixens sells wine by the bottle or glass and also have beer and non-alcoholic beverages.

Food: I usually pick up some snacks from TJ's (donation not required but happily accepted). You can also bring (commercially prepared) something to share as well.

WiFi: Yes

Please RSVP to:

Ann Marcus [email protected]

Website
Thursday
Oct 21, 2010
Online Community Managers PDX MeetUp
Hopworks Urban Brewery

Current or aspiring managers of Online Communities are invited to join us for a discussion of the "art" and the "science" of what it takes to get online communities started and keep them going--logistically, technically, philosophically. We tend to concentrate on business / enterprise communities, technology communities, and other such "Communities of Practice" where members get together around a common paradigm and similar objectives.

This is the first time at this new venue...so we're trying it out. We hope to have a "Mezzanine-level" table at HopWorks...

See you there! Ann Marcus Group Organizer

Website
Online Community Managers PDX MeetUp
Hopworks Urban Brewery

Current or aspiring managers of Online Communities are invited to join us for a discussion of the "art" and the "science" of what it takes to get online communities started and keep them going--logistically, technically, philosophically. We tend to concentrate on business / enterprise communities, technology communities, and other such "Communities of Practice" where members get together around a common paradigm and similar objectives. If collaboration is of interest to you...we'd like to include you.

This is the first time at this new venue...so we're trying it out. We hope to have a "Mezzanine-level" table at HopWorks...Please RSVP to ideagoddess at gmail dot com.

See you there! (Look for a red balloon!) Ann Marcus Group Organizer

Website
Thursday
Jul 12, 2018
Online Safety & Privacy for Beginners
Free Geek

From high-profile data breaches to advertising that follows you around the Internet… There are plenty of reasons to be concerned about digital safety and privacy.

This introductory class will help you understand online privacy and security threats, how they work, and how to avoid problems. You'll leave with a toolkit of resources for staying safe online.

Website
Friday
May 13, 2011
Open Gov West '11
through Jupiter Hotel & Bossanova Ballroom

CONFERENCE Open Gov West 2011 is a two-day nonprofit conference being held at the Jupiter Hotel in Portland May 13-14, 2011. OGW '11 is designed to bring the Northwest region together to explore opportunities to open government, increase civic engagement, and coordinate projects across governments. Now is the time to move from old models and technology to finding innovative, cost efficient, and transparent methods for accomplishing government’s core missions.The conference exposes attendees to new ideas, technologies, practices, and partnerships. The conference’s goal is to help your organization build relationships and gain insights which help you build a more transparent, engaged government.

APPS CONTEST The conference also includes an app development contest on Day Two, May 14. Developers entering the Open Gov West Cross-Gov Apps Contest have the opportunity to transform government data into useful information accessible to the masses—and to win prizes like iPads, marketing assistance, and technology prize packs. Governments from across the Pacific Northwest will send representatives from their own data.gov sites to offer developers advice and support, making this a unique opportunity for developers to interact directly with government data providers while building the applications.

The competition will run in the style of a code-a-thon, in which development begins Saturday, May 14 at 9 a.m. with a 7 p.m. deadline, with winners announced that evening. Sponsor Tropo will be providing $1,000 in developer scholarships and free development kits for participants. Developers are encouraged to purchase a ticket through Open Gov West or apply for developer scholarships. For more information: http://www.opengovwest.org/events/conference/opengovwest-11/1304-2/

For more information, please visit opengovwest.org. To register, please visit opengovwest.eventbrite.com.

Website
Wednesday
Jun 16, 2010
Open Government Meetup
OpenSourcery

A gathering of people interested in Open Government, Gov 2.0, and ways that technology may expand and improve civic engagement. All are welcome!

Examples of such initiatives include Portland's CivicApps. http://www.civicapps.org/

We're continuing the conversations from the Open Gov West conference held in Seattle in March (http://opengovwest.org/) by taking them on the road to meetups across the West Coast. Open Gov West brought together a diverse range of government folks, electeds, nonprofits, citizens, and technologists to discuss open government ideas and strategies.

Please register: http://ogwpdx061610.eventbrite.com/

Website
Saturday
Jul 22, 2017
Open Ideas in Data Science
Hillsboro Public Library

Do you want to learn Python Pandas and Machine Learning? Check out our group. We're just getting started with the Titanic competition. Find out you can solve a real world Kaggle problem with Python and Machine Learning.

At the end of the session, we'll brainstorm a new hot topic for the following week presentation. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Join the fun!

Website
Thursday
Oct 30, 2008
Open Source Bridge Town Hall
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

Open Source Bridge will be a completely volunteer-run, community effort to connect developers working with open source. We're kicking things off with a town hall discussion and planning meeting on October 30th, 7:30pm at CubeSpace (located at 622 SE Grand Avenue in Portland). We'll talk about overall goals for the conference, then break into small working groups to start tackling the event planning needs. If you can, bring an audio or video recorder to help document the discussion.

Please let us know if you can attend. If October 30 doesn't work for you, let us know as we are considering a second meeting during the day on the west-side. We'd very much like to have your participation in making this conference a fun, educational experience.

You can RSVP by filling in the form at http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?key=p1ZDddPXGskYFX5NnM9FaXA&hl=en

Website
Thursday
Nov 6, 2008
Open Source Bridge Town Hall - Westside
OTBC [Old location, do not use!]

Open Source Bridge will be a completely volunteer-run, community effort to connect developers working with open source. We're having a second town hall discussion and planning meeting on November 6th at OTBC's new location in The Round (next to the Beaverton Transit Center). We'll talk about overall goals for the conference, then break into small working groups to start tackling the event planning needs. If you can, bring an audio or video recorder to help document the discussion.

Whether or not you'll be attending, you can join our mailing lists to receive announcements and join in the planning discussion:

osbridge-announce, low traffic announcement list for events like this one!

osbridge-discuss, possibly high traffic list for discussing anything related to the conference!

You can RSVP by filling in the form at http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?key=p1ZDddPXGskYFX5NnM9FaXA&hl=en Tags

Website
Thursday
Oct 7, 2010
OpenGovWest - PDX
OpenSourcery

A gathering of people in the Portland area interested in Open Government, Gov 2.0, and ways that technology may expand and improve civic engagement. All are welcome!

Meet and compare notes with others interested in open government. Sarah Schacht, Director of Knowledge as Power, will speak on international standards for sharing government documents in a computer-readable format and the movement to get government documents speaking in the same tagged language.

This is a 21+ event, with free wine, beer, and appetizers for attendees.

Website
Thursday
Mar 19, 2015
OpenStack Jumpstart - OSNW User Group
Puppet

Getting up to speed in OpenStack can be challenging. Whether you're just getting involved or trying to find the deepest details on a given project, where to start is not obvious. Vern Hart (Director of Delivery at Solinea) will cover the landscape of training options available, as well providing a roundup of the best sources of OpenStack information out there. He'll also give some guidance on interacting with the community and how best to leverage the knowledge of the thousands of brilliant developers available via mailing list or IRC.

Vern Hart is the Director of Delivery at Solinea. He is a proven consultant specializing in open infrastructure and helping customers adopting new infrastructure architectures and solutions. Vern has over 20 years of systems administration experience. Prior to Solinea, He was CTO at three separate companies including his own which eventually merged with their largest competitor. Most recently Vern was Director of Support Operations and Training at Morphlabs where he was instrumental in the migration of Morphlabs onto OpenStack from Eucalyptus. He has proven success in both systems development and engineering roles.

Dinner & drinks provided.

Please note our gracious hosts code of conduct: https://docs.puppetlabs.com/community/community_guidelines.html#event-code-of-conduct

Website
Monday
Apr 15, 2013
OpenStack Summit
through Oregon Convention Center

The OpenStack Summit is a four-day conference for developers, users, and administrators of OpenStack Cloud Software.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 11, 2014
Oregon Enterprise Architects Innovation Exchange
Broadway Coffee

Are you working on a challenging problem? Could you benefit from the experience or insight of your peers in other organizations? Do you have something you’d like to discuss or a question you’d like answered? Would you like to help others meet professional challenges? If so, the Innovation Exchange is for you.

After introducing ourselves and enjoying light refreshments, we will follow the Lean Coffee format. We will break into small groups. As a group member, you will propose topics or questions for discussion, and then get to vote for your favorites. Your group will then discuss each of its subjects as time permits, beginning with its most popular selections. You will get fresh perspectives on what concerns you, and you will meet fellow architects with similar interests.

We will be meeting on February 11th from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Mongolia Room at the Broadway Coffeehouse in Salem, OR. We will get to know each other and have light snacks from 4:30 - 5:00 p.m. and conduct the Lean Coffee discussions from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., leaving the final half hour for follow-up conversations.

Website
Saturday
May 18, 2013
Oregon Innovation Academy Launch and Unconference
Franklin High School

The Innovation Academy is bringing together students, teachers, and working professionals from the Northwest’s technology industries to empower students with new skills sets of the digital age.

Teams will work collaboratively to build software applications and other technology-­‐based solutions that solve real world problems that exist within our community. The solutions that will emerge from these teams will be known as "Innovation for the Common Good."

The region’s first "Innovation Academy will be launching at Franklin High School Saturday, May 18 from 2-­‐5pm. The launch will offer students the opportunity to form project teams that will meet over the summer to work on their projects with industry mentors. New solutions in areas such as education, the environment, energy and public safety will be explored.

Attendees at the launch event will preview a new community safety mobile app that is being developed by a team of Franklin and Wilson students working with industry experts and the Portland Police Bureau. Designed to improve communication and collaboration between district police officers and the neighborhoods that they serve, the new mobile app is an example of the kind of impact student-­‐based innovation can bring to Oregon.

All students, teachers and technology industry professionals are welcome to participate in the launch event. Once teams have been formed and projects are begun, their solutions will be demonstrated in a large community celebration when the school year resumes next fall.

Website
Thursday
May 7, 2009
Oregon Tech Awards
Portland Art Museum

This premier event celebrates excellence and achievement in the region’s technology industry and honors one outstanding Technology Executive of the Year. In addition, five individual industry segment and product awards will be presented during the evening, recognizing recipients for their accomplishments, leadership and commitment to the community and industry.

$2500 for a table of 10; $250 for a single ticket

AWARD CATEGORIES Technology Executive of the Year System/Hardware Company of the Year Software Company of the Year Technology-Service Company of the Year Emerging Company of the Year Cool Product of the Year

Website
Tuesday
Apr 2, 2019
Out in Tech PDX | April Social
Crush Bar

Come join Out in Tech PDX for our April Social at Crush Bar!

If you are interested in connecting with the Out in Tech PDX chapter, want to meet some fabulous people or are a part of / interested in the tech industry, then come mingle with us and have a few drinks. We'll be at Crush Bar on Tuesday, April 2nd from 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm. Please RSVP through Eventbrite using the link above. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Out in Tech unites the LGBTQ+ tech community, empowering aspiring tech leaders to improve our world by showcasing accomplished speakers, producing timely and thought-provoking events, and connecting our members to new opportunities and each other. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, we provide resources and mentorship to ensure career access for LGBTQ youth and provide web services for LGBTQ activists around the world.

Website
Tuesday
Dec 4, 2018
Out in Tech PDX | December Social
Crush Bar

Come join Out in Tech PDX for our December Social at Crush Bar!

If you are interested in connecting with the Out in Tech PDX chapter, want to meet some fabulous people or are apart of / interested in the Tech industry, then come mingle with us and have a few drinks. We'll be at Crush Bar on Tuesday, December 4th from 6:00 - 9:30pm. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Note: A BIG thank you to Diego Mancilla for volunteering his time and talent to build our beautiful graphics for this event. He maintains his little corner of the web over at http://di-nation.com

Website
Tuesday
Dec 3, 2019
Out in Tech PDX | December Social
Bumped

Join Out in Tech Portland for our December Social at Bumped!

You navigated dinner with the relatives, survived the Black Friday madness and finally finished the Thanksgiving leftovers. Now what?

Come hang out with your extended family and share the stories!

We'll be at Bumped on Tuesday, December 3rd from 5:30 - 8:30pm. Drinks and food will be provided by our lovely host. Please RSVP for your FREE ticket to attend.

If you are interested in connecting with the Out in Tech PDX chapter, want to meet some fabulous people or are a part of / interested in the tech industry, then come out and join us. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!

A BIG thank you to our FABULOUS sponsors who made this event possible:

Bumped for graciously hosting us and sponsoring food and beverages.

Ovidio Francisco for volunteering his time and talent to build the beautiful graphics for this event.

Questions/Concerns? Please email [email protected]

Website
Wednesday
Jan 30, 2019
Out in Tech PDX | Demos & Drinks
New Relic

Are you a developer, data scientist, engineer, or product leader? Do you want to meet fellow LGBTQ+ folks who have created an app or have very strong opinions on the best programming language? We got you. Join Out in Tech PDX for Demos and Drinks at New Relic!

Apply to demo: bit.ly/PDXdemos

6:00pm | doors

6:30pm | demos

7:30pm | social + networking

Drinks & snacks available.

New Relic is located on the 27th floor.

Note: A BIG thank you to Diego Mancilla for volunteering his time and talent to build our beautiful graphics for this event. He maintains his little corner of the web over at http://di-nation.com or on his Instagram over at @itsdieguito

Website
Tuesday
Sep 17, 2019
Out in Tech PDX | Demos & Drinks
Airbnb Portland

Are you a developer, data scientist, engineer, or product leader? Do you want to meet fellow LGBTQ+ folks who have created an app or have very strong opinions on the best programming language? Are you working on collaborative, open-source, or community-based products or apps? Want to share your work with a supportive queer tech community?

We got you.

Join Out in Tech PDX for Demos and Drinks at Airbnb! RSVPs are required and free. Please RSVP through Eventbrite to attend.

Schedule 5:30pm | doors

6:30pm | demos

8:00pm | social + networking

9:00pm | closes

Drinks and hors d'oeuvres provided. Must be 21+ to drink. Arrive early to guarantee entrance.

A BIG thank you to our FABULOUS hosts Airbnb who made this event possible by graciously allowing us to use their space, and providing drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

And a special thanks to Ovidio Francisco for volunteering their time and talent to build our beautiful graphics for this event. They maintain their little corner of the web over at http://ovidio.design

Check out our Code of Conduct.

Questions/Concerns? Please email [email protected]

Note: We recommend arriving early. Unfortunately, RSVP does not guarantee entrance. If we reach capacity, we may be required to turn people away.

Presenters Rebecca Alexander Founder, AllGo

Michael Holland Mini Hotel Search App

Trang Ho and Trang Sharbaugh Founders, MasaFresh

Jeremy Abbot Proxy Croak Codes

As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit entity, Out in Tech depends on the community it serves. We thank our generous members and sponsors for their financial and in-kind support.

Website
Wednesday
Jan 22, 2020
Out in Tech PDX | Demos & Drinks
Bumped

Join Out in Tech Portland for Demos and Drinks at Bumped!

Are you a developer, data scientist, engineer, or product leader? Do you want to meet fellow LGBTQ+ folks who have created an app or have very strong opinions on the best programming language? Are you working on collaborative, open-source, or community-based products or apps? Want to share your work with a supportive queer tech community?

We got you.

We'll be at Bumped on Wednesday, January 22nd from 5:30 - 8:30pm. Drinks and food will be provided by our lovely host. Please RSVP for your FREE ticket to attend.

Schedule

5:30 | Doors

6:00 | Demos + Q&A

7:00 | Social Hour

8:30 | Event Ends

Featured Presenters TBA

Want to see your name here? Submit your idea to us! All experience levels and project stages are welcome. Apply here --> bit.ly/oitpdxdemos

Whether you are interested in technology, leading your own company, or just looking to connect with the LGBTQ+ tech community, this event is for you.

A BIG thank you to our FABULOUS sponsors who made this event possible:

Bumped for graciously hosting us and providing food and beverages.

Diego Mancilla for volunteering his time and talent to build our beautiful graphics for this event.

Questions/Concerns? Please email [email protected]

Website
Tuesday
Feb 5, 2019
Out in Tech PDX | February Social
Crush Bar

Come join Out in Tech Portland for our February Social at Crush Bar!

Out in Tech unites the LGBTQ+ tech community, empowering aspiring tech leaders to improve our world by showcasing accomplished speakers, producing timely and thought-provoking events, and connecting our members to new opportunities and each other. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, we provide resources and mentorship to ensure career access for LGBTQ youth and provide web services for LGBTQ activists around the world.

If you are interested in connecting with the Out in Tech PDX chapter, want to meet some fabulous people or are apart of / interested in the Tech industry, then come mingle with us and have a few drinks. We'll be at Crush Bar on Tuesday, February 5th from 6:00 - 9:30pm. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Note: A BIG thank you to Diego Mancilla for volunteering his time and talent to build our beautiful graphics for this event. He maintains his little corner of the web over at http://di-nation.com/

Website
Monday
Jan 21, 2019
Out in Tech PDX | January Social
Crush Bar

Come join Out in Tech Portland for our FIRST SOCIAL OF 2019 at Crush Bar!

Out in Tech unites the LGBTQ+ tech community, empowering aspiring tech leaders to improve our world by showcasing accomplished speakers, producing timely and thought-provoking events, and connecting our members to new opportunities and each other. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, we provide resources and mentorship to ensure career access for LGBTQ youth and provide web services for LGBTQ activists around the world.

If you are interested in connecting with the Out in Tech PDX chapter, want to meet some fabulous people or are apart of / interested in the Tech industry, then come mingle with us and have a few drinks. We'll be at Crush Bar on on Monday, January 21st from 6:00 - 9:30pm. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Note: A BIG thank you to Diego Mancilla for volunteering his time and talent to build our beautiful graphics for this event. He maintains his little corner of the web over at http://di-nation.com/

Website
Tuesday
Jan 7, 2020
Out in Tech PDX | January Social
Crush Bar

Join us for our monthly social @ Crush Bar!

New year, same social! We are super excited to bring you our first social of 2020. Come catch up with all your favorite people and hear about all of the awesome things Out in Tech has planned for the new year.

If you're interested in connecting with the Out in Tech PDX chapter, want to meet some of the most fabulous folx in town or are a part of / interested in the tech industry, then come mingle with us and have a few drinks. We'll be at Crush Bar on Tuesday, January 7th from 6:00 - 9:30pm. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Please RSVP through Eventbrite for your FREE ticket to attend

Schedule

6:00pm | doors

7:30pm | announcements

9:30pm | social concludes

A BIG thank you to our FABULOUS sponsors who made this event possible:

Crush Bar for graciously providing us with the wonderful event space.

Diego Mancilla for volunteering his time and talent to build the beautiful graphics for this event.

Questions/Concerns? Please email [email protected]

As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit entity, Out in Tech depends on the community it serves. We thank our generous members and sponsors for their financial and in-kind support.

Website
Wednesday
May 29, 2019
Out In Tech PDX | May Demos and Drinks
Cloudability

Are you a developer, data scientist, engineer, or product leader? Do you want to meet fellow LGBTQ+ folks who have created an app or have very strong opinions on the best programming language? We got you. Join Out in Tech PDX for Demos and Drinks at Cloudability! Apply to demo: bit.ly/PDXdemos

6:00pm | doors 6:30pm | demos 7:30pm | social + networking

Drinks & snacks available. Note: A BIG thank you to Diego Mancilla for volunteering his time and talent to build our beautiful graphics for this event. He maintains his little corner of the web over at http://di-nation.com or on his Instagram over at @itsdieguito

Website
Tuesday
May 7, 2019
Out In Tech PDX | May Social
Crush Bar

Come join Out in Tech Portland for our May Social at Crush Bar!

Out in Tech unites the LGBTQ+ tech community, empowering aspiring tech leaders to improve our world by showcasing accomplished speakers, producing timely and thought-provoking events, and connecting our members to new opportunities and each other. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, we provide resources and mentorship to ensure career access for LGBTQ youth and provide web services for LGBTQ activists around the world.

If you are interested in connecting with the Out in Tech PDX chapter, want to meet some fabulous people or are apart of / interested in the Tech industry, then come mingle with us and have a few drinks. We'll be at Crush Bar on Tuesday, May 7th from 6:00 - 9:30pm. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Note: A BIG thank you to Ovidio Francisco-Juan for volunteering his time and talent to build our beautiful graphics for this event. He maintains his little corner of the web over at http://ovidio.design

Website
Wednesday
Jun 12, 2019
Out in Tech PDX | Pride Kickoff 2019
New Relic

Time to bust out the floral print because the sun is back from its winter-long hiatus, flowers are blooming, and that can only mean one thing: pride is just around the corner, and Out in Tech wants to party with you!

Come kick off your 2019 pride season with Out in Tech at New Relic on Wednesday, June 12th!

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Drinks & snacks graciously provided by New Relic.

Note: A BIG thank you to Diego Mancilla for volunteering his time and talent to build our beautiful graphics for this event. He maintains his little corner of the web over at http://di-nation.com or on his Instagram over at @itsdieguito

Out in Tech unites the LGBTQ+ tech community. We do this by creating opportunities for our 25,000 members to advance their careers, grow their networks, and leverage tech for social change. For more, outintech.com.

Website
Thursday
Oct 11, 2018
Out in Tech PDX | Sharing is Queering
Airbnb Portland

Join Out in Tech PDX on Thursday, October 11th for a panel on LGBTQ+ futures and the sharing economy! Stay afterwards for the social! Hosted by Airbnb.

Schedule:

6:00 PM | Doors

6:30 PM | Panel

8:00 PM | Social

Out in Tech unites the LGBTQ+ tech community, empowering aspiring tech leaders to improve our world by showcasing accomplished speakers, producing timely and thought-provoking events, and connecting our members to new opportunities and each other. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, we provide resources and mentorship to ensure career access for LGBTQ youth and provide web services for LGBTQ activists around the world.

Note: A BIG thank you to Ovidio Francisco for volunteering his time and talent to build our beautiful graphics for this event. He maintains his little corner of the web over at https://www.ovidio.design

Website
Wednesday
Feb 19, 2020
Out in Tech PDX | Tech-nically Dating
WeWork Custom House

Love is in the air this time of year! The rise of U.S. dating apps has fundamentally altered how members of the LGBTQ community find partners and connect to one another. In fact, nearly two-thirds of gay and lesbian couples in the U.S. met online.

Join Out in Tech PDX as we chat about how technology has changed the dating game. You'll hear from the creators of online dating platforms and the stories of those who use them. We'll be discussing design, privacy, security and inclusion, as well as what keeps us hooked on these apps. There will be featured presentations, followed by a discussion panel with Q&A.

A BIG thank you to our FABULOUS sponsors who made this event possible:

WeWork for graciously providing their space for this event.

Website
Wednesday
Nov 20, 2019
Out in Tech PDX | We put the "i" in iOS
eBay

Whether we are posting to social media, messaging friends or crushing candy, most of us spend way too much time on our phones. Chances are you're reading this on a phone or tablet, right now! The future is mobile!

Join Out in Tech PDX on November 20th as we chat about all things mobile. Ever wonder how an app goes from being an idea to being a best seller in the App Store? Curious about what tools it takes to build an app? Confused about the difference between Apple and Android?

Our experienced panel of mobile developers will answer all these questions and more.

Please RSVP for a FREE ticket on Eventbrite to attend!

Schedule

6:00 | Doors

6:30 | Panel Discussion + Q&A

8:00 | Social Hour

9:00 | Event Ends

Featured Panelists

Lauren Lizardo (she/her) - Unity Game Developer

Zach Heusinkveld (he/him) - iOS/Android Developer, Kiva

Dan Melton (he/him) - Staff Software Engineer, Dipsea Stories

Morgan Lutz (she/her) - Android Developer, Kiva

Whether you are interested in technology, leading your own company, or just looking to connect with the LGBTQ+ tech community, this event is for you.

A BIG thank you to our FABULOUS sponsors who made this event possible:

eBay for graciously hosting us and providing food and beverages.

Ovidio Francisco for volunteering his time and talent to build our beautiful graphics for this event

Website
Wednesday
Dec 12, 2018
Out in Tech PDX | Working #OutHere: Being LGBTQ+ at Work
Adpearance

1 in 4 LGBTQ+ folxs face discrimination at work. 4 in 4 of them are fearless and proud.

Join us on 12.12 for an all-star panel on being LGBTQ+ at work. Hosted at Adpearance, we will be talking to professionals from Adpearance, L2T Media, Nike, and Netlify about how they go about navigating professional relationships with both customers and colleagues while being LGBTQ+.

Come for the stories. Stay for the social. 🌈🍻

6:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM | Panel 8:00 PM | Social

Featured Panelists:

Josh Beckel, Senior Sales Engineer, Adpearance/Foureyes Amber Daniel, Senior OEM Sales Manager, L2T Media Jarvis Sam, Senior Director of Sourcing and Diversity Recruitment/Programs, Nike Perry Eising, Community Strategy/Management, Netlify

Note: A BIG thank you to Diego Mancilla for volunteering his time and talent to build our beautiful graphics for this event. He maintains his little corner of the web over at http://di-nation.com or on his Instagram over at @itsdieguito

Website
Tuesday
May 1, 2018
Out in Tech Portland // May Social
Crush Bar

Come join Out in Tech Portland for our May Social at Crush Bar!

If you are interested in connecting with the Out in Tech PDX chapter, want to meet some fabulous people or are apart of / interested in the Tech industry, then come mingle with us and have a few drinks. We'll be at Crush Bar on Tuesday, May 1st from 6:00 - 9:30pm. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Note: A BIG thank you to Diego Mancilla for volunteering his time and talent to build our beautiful graphics for this event. He maintains his little corner of the web over at http://di-nation.com/

Website
Tuesday
Oct 2, 2018
Out in Tech Portland // October Social
Crush Bar

Come join Out in Tech Portland for our October Social at Crush Bar!

Out in Tech unites the LGBTQ+ tech community, empowering aspiring tech leaders to improve our world by showcasing accomplished speakers, producing timely and thought-provoking events, and connecting our members to new opportunities and each other. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, we provide resources and mentorship to ensure career access for LGBTQ youth and provide web services for LGBTQ activists around the world.

If you are interested in connecting with the Out in Tech PDX chapter, want to meet some fabulous people or are apart of / interested in the Tech industry, then come mingle with us and have a few drinks. We'll be at Crush Bar on Tuesday, October 2nd from 6:00 - 9:30pm. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Note: A BIG thank you to Diego Mancilla for volunteering his time and talent to build our beautiful graphics for this event. He maintains his little corner of the web over at http://di-nation.com/

Website
Friday
Mar 26
Out-Hacking the Hackers w/ Dr. Brent Wilson: Common Web App Vulnerabilities
The Tech Academy - Virtual Event

Creating applications is fun and all, but how do we make sure they are secure? Join us on Friday, March 26th to discuss common web application vulnerabilities with Dr. Brent Wilson.

Bring a friend, bring some questions, and let's talk tech!

Website
Monday
Oct 8, 2018
Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference
through World Trade Center

Now in its 36th year, the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference prioritizes adding and improving the quality of software.

Our industry learns from working with education, healthcare, manufacturing, government sectors, and more. What can those other industries learn from us? Come and find out at PNSQC 2018.

Website
Monday
Oct 14, 2019
Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference
through World Trade Center

The 37th Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference will be held October 14-16, 2019. With two days of technical talks and keynotes and a full day of workshops, this conference focuses on ways to improve the process of building and deploying software projects and systems.

Tracks Include - People, Management and Leadership - Technologies and Tools (including Machine Learning and AI) - Performance and Security - Automation - Processes, Practices, and Methods - Quality Engineering

Registration information is online https://www.pnsqc.org/2019-conference/2019-registration-information/

Our industry learns from working with education, healthcare, manufacturing, government sectors, and more. What can those other industries learn from us? Come and find out at PNSQC 2019.

Website
Thursday
Oct 9, 2014
Party with PDX Code Guild
PDX Code Guild

The best kind of party happens when you, members of the Portland tech community, advisors, staff, graduates, students, a delta blues musician, a photo booth, food and drinks are all together at PDX Code Guild.

RSVP Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/party-with-the-pdx-code-guild-tickets-13272312845

Let's make it happen. Join us!

After a long year of hard work and help from the Portland Tech Community, we have completed our beta testing of our bootcamp and have obtained a career school license!

Join us for drinks, hors d'oeuvres, delta blues & slide guitar from Adam Scramstad, student project demos, and a photo booth.

If you've been curious about our bootcamp, this will be a fun way to fine out more. PDX Code Guild staff, instructors, students, advisors and graduates will be here to share beverages and answer any questions.

Website
Saturday
Oct 6, 2018
PASCAL Hackerspace - 802.11x Total Domination via Warwalking
through PASCAL

Hackers of the night- unite! There are many cliches revolving around hackers and hacker culture that are, well, true. For example, we are night owls; we thrive in the night and do our best work in the dark. We use caffeine as our main source of energy and Sour Patch Kidz as our main source of nutrition. We wear black hoodies and carry backpacks full of gear as we stalk through night, avoiding the moonlight and sticking to the shadows as we totally, completely, and utterly ravage the city's WiFi!

Speaking of gear, here is a general list of items you will need to participate in this quest for[masked]x Total Domination: an Android phone (rooted or not rooted, with or without Kali installed BUT! You will probably want a rooted Android device because you will need monitor mode. You can skip the rooting and use a Raspberry Pi 3 and ssh into it with a non rooted phone via a terminal app), pretty much any Alpha radio, omni & directional antennae, and an insatiable appetite for learning.

If you do not have access to or do not have time to acquire all or some of the gear listed- do not fret. Stay calm, and warwarlk on. Actually, just let us know what you are missing or which item you would like to test out and we will do our best to provide (you can let us know via Meetup, actually, by answering the question when you RSVP..this is one of those rare instances in which the question isn't totally superfluous.)

MOAR DETAILS
Warwalking is similar to Wardriving except we take to the city on foot, not in a vehicle. Your hand/eye/foot coordination will be put to the ultimate test as you try not to trip and fall and result in a 9gag meme while passively collecting node and AP data. Which brings me to a very important point that you may have been wondering about...YES! IT IS LEGAL! As mentioned, warwalking and wardriving is the act of PASSIVELY collecting data, and sometimes taking note of this data (check out warchalking for lulz.)
We will meet at PASCAL Hackerspace at 11pm/2300hrs, and be headed out, on foot, at 11:30pm sharp after doing a gear check and making sure everyone is pumped! In case you are new to the Portland area, be warned that light rain is to be expected any time, anywhere and you should be sure you're wearing comfortable clothing. Also, we will not make fun of you if you decide to go full RPG-mode (Cylon has been known to dress head to toe as Aiden Pierce for no other reason than he felt like it and it is fun!) So, dust off your combat boot/trench coat ensemble and be Neo for a night! Or keep it simple with thick prescription sunglasses and work it like Whistler! Ok, I'm done alliterating...

Questions? Find us on Wire Encrypted Messaging app (it's like Slack but encrypted!) and send a connection request to MrDe4d (@mrdead) or Wireglitch (@wireglitch). You can also email us at [masked] or [masked] or [masked].

Website
Thursday
Jan 24, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - AlgoBytes: Algorithms for Hackers!
PASCAL

PASCAL Hackerspace is happy to announce a new bimonthly workshop! One of the core goals of our organization is to provide educational opportunities to people in the information security and technical communities of Portland, and with AlgoBytes we get to do exactly that!

AlgoBytes is an informal workshop series to learn a bit more about the formal foundations of the field of computer science and about core data structures/algorithms frequently used for interviews, whether you've never explored them before or need a refresher.

Each 90 minute session we will focus on a different topic, although we may repeat them if there are requests to revisit material. Currently there will be 20-30 minutes of presentation, a walk through of a problem, followed by breaking into small groups to practice. Attending sequential events is probably helpful if the material is new to you, but not required.

First Session's Theme: Analysis Foundations

What is an algorithm, besides a scary word?
I'm a practical person, why do I care?
What is a data structure?
What is complexity analysis?
What is Big O? Big Theta? Big Omega?
How do I apply them?

Please bring your preferred note-taking device(s) and preferred scratch paper.

A laptop with your editor & language of choice may be handy for trying out your solutions- especially important if you are prepping for technical interviews, but is not at all required.

The PASCAL board is excited to be hosting this event alongside a very accomplished and brilliant woman in security-

Allison Marie Naaktgeboren is a Senior Software Engineer. She has previously written (and regretted) code at Mozilla, Amazon, Cisco, FactSet Research Systems, and the Biorobotics Laboratory in Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute. Allison holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Allison is a mentor in the PDXWiT mentorship program, supports the Women Who Code Portland Algorithms track, and mentors high school students in robotics and programming (Go Rebel @lliance!) She is a member of PASCAL & the OWASP Portland chapter.

Website
Thursday
Feb 7, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - AlgoBytes: Algorithms for Hackers!
PASCAL

PASCAL Hackerspace is happy to announce a new bimonthly workshop! One of the core goals of our organization is to provide educational opportunities to people in the information security and technical communities of Portland, and with AlgoBytes we get to do exactly that!

AlgoBytes is an informal workshop series to learn a bit more about the formal foundations of the field of computer science and about core data structures/algorithms frequently used for interviews, whether you've never explored them before or need a refresher.

Each 90 minute session we will focus on a different topic, although we may repeat them if there are requests to revisit material. Currently there will be 20-30 minutes of presentation, a walk through of a problem, followed by breaking into small groups to practice. Attending sequential events is probably helpful if the material is new to you, but not required.

First Session's Theme: Analysis Foundations

What is an algorithm, besides a scary word?
I'm a practical person, why do I care?
What is a data structure?
What is complexity analysis?
What is Big O? Big Theta? Big Omega?
How do I apply them?

Please bring your preferred note-taking device(s) and preferred scratch paper.

A laptop with your editor & language of choice may be handy for trying out your solutions- especially important if you are prepping for technical interviews, but is not at all required.

The PASCAL board is excited to be hosting this event alongside a very accomplished and brilliant woman in security-

Allison Marie Naaktgeboren is a Senior Software Engineer. She has previously written (and regretted) code at Mozilla, Amazon, Cisco, FactSet Research Systems, and the Biorobotics Laboratory in Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute. Allison holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Allison is a mentor in the PDXWiT mentorship program, supports the Women Who Code Portland Algorithms track, and mentors high school students in robotics and programming (Go Rebel @lliance!) She is a member of PASCAL & the OWASP Portland chapter.

Website
Thursday
Feb 21, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - AlgoBytes: Algorithms for Hackers!
PASCAL

PASCAL Hackerspace is happy to announce a new bimonthly workshop! One of the core goals of our organization is to provide educational opportunities to people in the information security and technical communities of Portland, and with AlgoBytes we get to do exactly that!

AlgoBytes is an informal workshop series to learn a bit more about the formal foundations of the field of computer science and about core data structures/algorithms frequently used for interviews, whether you've never explored them before or need a refresher.

Each 90 minute session we will focus on a different topic, although we may repeat them if there are requests to revisit material. Currently there will be 20-30 minutes of presentation, a walk through of a problem, followed by breaking into small groups to practice. Attending sequential events is probably helpful if the material is new to you, but not required.

First Session's Theme: Analysis Foundations

What is an algorithm, besides a scary word?
I'm a practical person, why do I care?
What is a data structure?
What is complexity analysis?
What is Big O? Big Theta? Big Omega?
How do I apply them?

Please bring your preferred note-taking device(s) and preferred scratch paper.

A laptop with your editor & language of choice may be handy for trying out your solutions- especially important if you are prepping for technical interviews, but is not at all required.

The PASCAL board is excited to be hosting this event alongside a very accomplished and brilliant woman in security-

Allison Marie Naaktgeboren is a Senior Software Engineer. She has previously written (and regretted) code at Mozilla, Amazon, Cisco, FactSet Research Systems, and the Biorobotics Laboratory in Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute. Allison holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Allison is a mentor in the PDXWiT mentorship program, supports the Women Who Code Portland Algorithms track, and mentors high school students in robotics and programming (Go Rebel @lliance!) She is a member of PASCAL & the OWASP Portland chapter.

Website
Thursday
Apr 4, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - AlgoBytes: Algorithms for Hackers!
PASCAL

PASCAL Hackerspace is happy to announce a new bimonthly workshop! One of the core goals of our organization is to provide educational opportunities to people in the information security and technical communities of Portland, and with AlgoBytes we get to do exactly that!

AlgoBytes is an informal workshop series to learn a bit more about the formal foundations of the field of computer science and about core data structures/algorithms frequently used for interviews, whether you've never explored them before or need a refresher.

Each 90 minute session we will focus on a different topic, although we may repeat them if there are requests to revisit material. Currently there will be 20-30 minutes of presentation, a walk through of a problem, followed by breaking into small groups to practice. Attending sequential events is probably helpful if the material is new to you, but not required.

First Session's Theme: Analysis Foundations

What is an algorithm, besides a scary word?
I'm a practical person, why do I care?
What is a data structure?
What is complexity analysis?
What is Big O? Big Theta? Big Omega?
How do I apply them?

Please bring your preferred note-taking device(s) and preferred scratch paper.

A laptop with your editor & language of choice may be handy for trying out your solutions- especially important if you are prepping for technical interviews, but is not at all required.

The PASCAL board is excited to be hosting this event alongside a very accomplished and brilliant woman in security-

Allison Marie Naaktgeboren is a Senior Software Engineer. She has previously written (and regretted) code at Mozilla, Amazon, Cisco, FactSet Research Systems, and the Biorobotics Laboratory in Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute. Allison holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Allison is a mentor in the PDXWiT mentorship program, supports the Women Who Code Portland Algorithms track, and mentors high school students in robotics and programming (Go Rebel @lliance!) She is a member of PASCAL & the OWASP Portland chapter.

Website
Thursday
Apr 18, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - AlgoBytes: Algorithms for Hackers!
PASCAL

PASCAL Hackerspace is happy to announce a new bimonthly workshop! One of the core goals of our organization is to provide educational opportunities to people in the information security and technical communities of Portland, and with AlgoBytes we get to do exactly that!

AlgoBytes is an informal workshop series to learn a bit more about the formal foundations of the field of computer science and about core data structures/algorithms frequently used for interviews, whether you've never explored them before or need a refresher.

Each 90 minute session we will focus on a different topic, although we may repeat them if there are requests to revisit material. Currently there will be 20-30 minutes of presentation, a walk through of a problem, followed by breaking into small groups to practice. Attending sequential events is probably helpful if the material is new to you, but not required.

Theme: Hashes & Hashing.

Please bring your preferred note-taking device(s) and preferred scratch paper.

A laptop with your editor & language of choice may be handy for trying out your solutions- especially important if you are prepping for technical interviews, but is not at all required.

The PASCAL board is excited to be hosting this event alongside a very accomplished and brilliant woman in security-

Allison Marie Naaktgeboren is a Senior Software Engineer. She has previously written (and regretted) code at Mozilla, Amazon, Cisco, FactSet Research Systems, and the Biorobotics Laboratory in Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute. Allison holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Allison is a mentor in the PDXWiT mentorship program, supports the Women Who Code Portland Algorithms track, and mentors high school students in robotics and programming (Go Rebel @lliance!) She is a member of PASCAL & the OWASP Portland chapter.

Website
Thursday
May 2, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - AlgoBytes: Algorithms for Hackers!
PASCAL

Topic: Review of material so far by student request: Big O, arrays, linked lists, hashing and hashes.

PASCAL Hackerspace is happy to announce a new bimonthly workshop! One of the core goals of our organization is to provide educational opportunities to people in the information security and technical communities of Portland, and with AlgoBytes we get to do exactly that!

AlgoBytes is an informal workshop series to learn a bit more about the formal foundations of the field of computer science and about core data structures/algorithms frequently used for interviews, whether you've never explored them before or need a refresher.

Each 60 minute session we will focus on a different topic, although we may repeat them if there are requests to revisit material. Currently there will be 20-30 minutes of presentation, a walk through of a problem, usually followed by breaking into small groups to practice. Attending sequential events is probably helpful if the material is new to you, but not required.

Topics announced about 2 weeks in advance

Please bring your preferred note-taking device(s) and preferred scratch paper.

A laptop with your editor & language of choice may be handy for trying out your solutions- especially important if you are prepping for technical interviews, but is not at all required.

The PASCAL board is excited to be hosting this event alongside a very accomplished and brilliant woman in security-

Allison Marie Naaktgeboren is a Senior Software Engineer. She has previously written (and regretted) code at Mozilla, Amazon, Cisco, FactSet Research Systems, and the Biorobotics Laboratory in Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute. Allison holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Allison is a mentor in the PDXWiT mentorship program, supports the Women Who Code Portland Algorithms track, and mentors high school students in robotics and programming (Go Rebel @lliance!) She is a member of PASCAL & the OWASP Portland chapter.

Website
Thursday
Mar 21, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - AlgoBytes: Rust Edition!
PASCAL

One of the core goals of PASCAL is to provide educational opportunities to people in the information security and technical communities of Portland, and with AlgoBytes we get to do exactly that!

AlgoBytes is an informal workshop series to learn a bit more about the formal foundations of the field of computer science and about core data structures/algorithms frequently used for interviews, whether you've never explored them before or need a refresher.

This session we have a very talented guest speaker.

Talk Abstract:

Rust is a new systems programming language, designed to compete with C and C++. Rust ensures memory and thread safety, with minimal (often zero) overhead. Rust brings many modern comforts to systems programming, like dependency management and an extensive public package registry. Mozilla is rewriting portions of its Firefox web browser in Rust to improve its performance and security.

In this talk, I'll explain the key design decisions that make Rust interesting, and do some live coding to give a sense of what the language is like to work with.

Speaker Bio:

Jim Blandy has been a professional programmer for 28 years, working for the Free Software Foundation, Red Hat, and Mozilla. He has been a maintainer of GNU Emacs, GNU Guile, and the GNU Debugger (GDB), and is one of the original designers of the Subversion version control system. He is a co-author of the book Programming Rust from O'Reilly. He is a member of the Developer Tools team at Mozilla.

Website
Monday
Feb 18, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - Build2Learn: Build It, And They Will Pwn.
PASCAL

Welcome to PASCAL Hackerspace's newest hands-on workshop: Build2Learn!

The general idea of the Build2Learn twice-monthly sessions is to take several categories of tools, analyze their functionality, and re-implement them using your language of choice.

The goal is not to present a tutorial. The goal is to have discussion around the the process of breaking the problem down into specific use cases and requirements i.e. tasks that can be more easily implemented.

The core goal of programming is problem solving, the aim here is to facilitate and encourage this skill.

There will be a focus on performing code review and encouraging people to demo their progress to the group.

Session_0 will focus on the following:

>Help individuals setup their development environment
>Make sure that the git workflow is well understood
>Help with a language selection
Note: while there will not be any prescribed languages,we suggest
either python or javascript. This is not to deter the use of other
languages. Just to suggest that there may be more help available using
something listed above.
>Help users install git for their operating system
>Help users create a github account and setup git to use it
>Help users install language and tooling (if needed)
>Help users install text editor and discuss the merits of different options

For more information, please visit-https://randy5235.github.io/build2learn/ or view the current repository directly on Github here: https://github.com/randy5235/build2learn . The purpose of this repository is to provide a resource for documentation and source code for the Build2Learn session(s) at PASCAL Hackerspace.

For questions regarding PASCAL Hackerspace and events hosted there in general, please email [masked]. For questions regarding Build2Learn, please reach out to Randy here on Meetup! He can be found here: https://www.meetup.com/members/10974695/

Website
Monday
Mar 18, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - Build2Learn: Build It, And They Will Pwn.
PASCAL

Welcome to PASCAL Hackerspace's newest hands-on workshop: Build2Learn!

The general idea of the Build2Learn twice-monthly sessions is to take several categories of tools, analyze their functionality, and re-implement them using your language of choice.

The goal is not to present a tutorial. The goal is to have discussion around the process of breaking the problem down into specific use cases and requirements, i.e. tasks that can be more easily implemented.

The core goal of programming is problem solving, the aim here is to facilitate and encourage this skill.

There will be a focus on performing code review and encouraging people to demo their progress to the group.

Session_0 will focus on the following:

>Help individuals set up their development environment
>Make sure that the git workflow is well understood
>Help with a language selection
Note: while there will not be any prescribed languages,we suggest
either python or javascript. This is not to deter the use of other
languages. Just to suggest that there may be more help available using
something listed above.
>Help users install git for their operating system
>Help users create a github account and setup git to use it
>Help users install language and tooling (if needed)
>Help users install text editor and discuss the merits of different options

For more information, please visit-https://randy5235.github.io/build2learn/ or view the current repository directly on Github here: https://github.com/randy5235/build2learn . The purpose of this repository is to provide a resource for documentation and source code for the Build2Learn session(s) at PASCAL Hackerspace.

For questions regarding PASCAL Hackerspace and events hosted there in general, please email [masked]. For questions regarding Build2Learn, please reach out to Randy here on Meetup! He can be found here: https://www.meetup.com/members/10974695/

Website
Monday
Apr 1, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - Build2Learn: Build It, And They Will Pwn.
PASCAL

Welcome to PASCAL Hackerspace's newest hands-on workshop: Build2Learn!

The general idea of the Build2Learn twice-monthly sessions is to take several categories of tools, analyze their functionality, and re-implement them using your language of choice.

The goal is not to present a tutorial. The goal is to have discussion around the process of breaking the problem down into specific use cases and requirements, i.e. tasks that can be more easily implemented.

The core goal of programming is problem solving, the aim here is to facilitate and encourage this skill.

There will be a focus on performing code review and encouraging people to demo their progress to the group.

Session_0 will focus on the following:

>Help individuals set up their development environment
>Make sure that the git workflow is well understood
>Help with a language selection
Note: while there will not be any prescribed languages,we suggest
either python or javascript. This is not to deter the use of other
languages. Just to suggest that there may be more help available using
something listed above.
>Help users install git for their operating system
>Help users create a github account and setup git to use it
>Help users install language and tooling (if needed)
>Help users install text editor and discuss the merits of different options

For more information, please visit-https://randy5235.github.io/build2learn/ or view the current repository directly on Github here: https://github.com/randy5235/build2learn . The purpose of this repository is to provide a resource for documentation and source code for the Build2Learn session(s) at PASCAL Hackerspace.

For questions regarding PASCAL Hackerspace and events hosted there in general, please email [masked]. For questions regarding Build2Learn, please reach out to Randy here on Meetup! He can be found here: https://www.meetup.com/members/10974695/

Website
Monday
Apr 15, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - Build2Learn: Build It, And They Will Pwn.
PASCAL

Welcome to PASCAL Hackerspace's newest hands-on workshop: Build2Learn!

The general idea of the Build2Learn twice-monthly sessions is to take several categories of tools, analyze their functionality, and re-implement them using your language of choice.

The goal is not to present a tutorial. The goal is to have discussion around the process of breaking the problem down into specific use cases and requirements, i.e. tasks that can be more easily implemented.

The core goal of programming is problem solving, the aim here is to facilitate and encourage this skill.

There will be a focus on performing code review and encouraging people to demo their progress to the group.

Session_0 will focus on the following:

>Help individuals set up their development environment
>Make sure that the git workflow is well understood
>Help with a language selection
Note: while there will not be any prescribed languages,we suggest
either python or javascript. This is not to deter the use of other
languages. Just to suggest that there may be more help available using
something listed above.
>Help users install git for their operating system
>Help users create a github account and setup git to use it
>Help users install language and tooling (if needed)
>Help users install text editor and discuss the merits of different options

For more information, please visit-https://randy5235.github.io/build2learn/ or view the current repository directly on Github here: https://github.com/randy5235/build2learn . The purpose of this repository is to provide a resource for documentation and source code for the Build2Learn session(s) at PASCAL Hackerspace.

For questions regarding PASCAL Hackerspace and events hosted there in general, please email [masked]. For questions regarding Build2Learn, please reach out to Randy here on Meetup! He can be found here: https://www.meetup.com/members/10974695/

Website
Wednesday
Feb 6, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - Defensive Security: what can blue do for you?
226 SE Madison St

Some Teams are Red, Others are Blue, I Play Defense, and So Can You!

An endpoint security primer in three (?-ish) parts.
Part 1: MacOS
Part 2: Windows
Part 3: Linux

Come learn about the other side of the cybersecurity equation: how to raise the bar for attackers trying to pwn your endpoints. This talk series will focus on sane, sensible, and usable defaults; what each operating system can bring to the table; security through proper configuration; and small/medium scale distribution and management.

Part 1: We'll start with a broad overview of securing endpoints, the classes of attacks that might be encountered depending on your use cases, and what it means to be "secure." Then, we'll talk about configuring macOS for reasonable security, beginning with the hardware chain of trust, moving through the bootloader and touching on what Apple's hw/sw integration allows for: Activation Locks, MDM/DEP, and Software Recovery. Moving up the stack, we'll discuss the tiers of built-in macOS software security, and if time permits, several third party options to strengthen endpoint options.

Part 2: Let's kick off with quick refresher on previous topics, and then dive right in to Windows endpoint security. Because of the diversity of hardware, there will be less low-level focus this session, but BitLocker, TPM, and OPAL will be in the mix. Then, learn why Secure Boot is not a conspiracy, how Hyper-V is bae, why Windows 10 is actually the best thing since... earlier Windows 10 releases!, what Group Policy can do for you, and which version of Windows is the minimum necessary for any kind of sanity.

Part 3: In the stolen words of Steve Ballmer, compartmentalize compartmentalize compartmentalize! We'll talk about mitigating inevitable compromise, and then move to Linux security. Coreboot, Heads, and refreshers from PC hardware kick us off, then it's into the wilderness! We'll try and nail down some best practices for the wide and varied world of Linux distros, the security benefits of containers, why Flatpak is awesome, and a quick touch on grsecurity (aka "why we can't have nice things"). If there's time, we'll even try to talk about the security benefits of other nix's like OpenBSD & Qubes.

Part 4: This is unwritten, unplanned and unscheduled, but part 4 (and 5, and beyond!) could include topics like:
- hypervisors! and why trying to share memory has yet to be a good idea;
- how to do your best to secure them anyway;
- how and why you should deploy hardened and/or minimum viable configurations automatically (ansible, JAMF, AD/SCCM...)

This is intended as a high-level overview to get a baseline for each of the three operating systems; content will change and grow based on feedback and requests. Come help me evolve my endpoint security game, and steer the course for future events!

This series is brought to you by PASCAL Hackerspace, and presented by Magneto (the hacker, not the mutant...ok well, he could* be a mutant for all we know...)
Magneto is: prototyping the future. trying to kill sleep. Security analysis and automation for profit. Other security-related things for fun. Obtuse prose. Dream job: Starship Captain. There's a reason for the nickname.

Website
Wednesday
Mar 6, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - Defensive Security: what can blue do for you?
226 SE Madison St

Some Teams are Red, Others are Blue, I Play Defense, and So Can You!

An endpoint security primer in three (?-ish) parts.
Part 1: MacOS
Part 2: Windows
Part 3: Linux

Come learn about the other side of the cybersecurity equation: how to raise the bar for attackers trying to pwn your endpoints. This talk series will focus on sane, sensible, and usable defaults; what each operating system can bring to the table; security through proper configuration; and small/medium scale distribution and management.

Part 1: We'll start with a broad overview of securing endpoints, the classes of attacks that might be encountered depending on your use cases, and what it means to be "secure." Then, we'll talk about configuring macOS for reasonable security, beginning with the hardware chain of trust, moving through the bootloader and touching on what Apple's hw/sw integration allows for: Activation Locks, MDM/DEP, and Software Recovery. Moving up the stack, we'll discuss the tiers of built-in macOS software security, and if time permits, several third party options to strengthen endpoint options.

Part 2: Let's kick off with quick refresher on previous topics, and then dive right in to Windows endpoint security. Because of the diversity of hardware, there will be less low-level focus this session, but BitLocker, TPM, and OPAL will be in the mix. Then, learn why Secure Boot is not a conspiracy, how Hyper-V is bae, why Windows 10 is actually the best thing since... earlier Windows 10 releases!, what Group Policy can do for you, and which version of Windows is the minimum necessary for any kind of sanity.

Part 3: In the stolen words of Steve Ballmer, compartmentalize compartmentalize compartmentalize! We'll talk about mitigating inevitable compromise, and then move to Linux security. Coreboot, Heads, and refreshers from PC hardware kick us off, then it's into the wilderness! We'll try and nail down some best practices for the wide and varied world of Linux distros, the security benefits of containers, why Flatpak is awesome, and a quick touch on grsecurity (aka "why we can't have nice things"). If there's time, we'll even try to talk about the security benefits of other nix's like OpenBSD & Qubes.

Part 4: This is unwritten, unplanned and unscheduled, but part 4 (and 5, and beyond!) could include topics like:
- hypervisors! and why trying to share memory has yet to be a good idea;
- how to do your best to secure them anyway;
- how and why you should deploy hardened and/or minimum viable configurations automatically (ansible, JAMF, AD/SCCM...)

This is intended as a high-level overview to get a baseline for each of the three operating systems; content will change and grow based on feedback and requests. Come help me evolve my endpoint security game, and steer the course for future events!

This series is brought to you by PASCAL Hackerspace, and presented by Magneto (the hacker, not the mutant...ok well, he could* be a mutant for all we know...)
Magneto is: prototyping the future. trying to kill sleep. Security analysis and automation for profit. Other security-related things for fun. Obtuse prose. Dream job: Starship Captain. There's a reason for the nickname.

Website
Wednesday
Mar 20, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - Defensive Security: what can blue do for you?
226 SE Madison St

Some Teams are Red, Others are Blue, I Play Defense, and So Can You!

An endpoint security primer in three (?-ish) parts.
Part 1: MacOS
Part 2: Windows
Part 3: Linux

Come learn about the other side of the cybersecurity equation: how to raise the bar for attackers trying to pwn your endpoints. This talk series will focus on sane, sensible, and usable defaults; what each operating system can bring to the table; security through proper configuration; and small/medium scale distribution and management.

Part 1: We'll start with a broad overview of securing endpoints, the classes of attacks that might be encountered depending on your use cases, and what it means to be "secure." Then, we'll talk about configuring macOS for reasonable security, beginning with the hardware chain of trust, moving through the bootloader and touching on what Apple's hw/sw integration allows for: Activation Locks, MDM/DEP, and Software Recovery. Moving up the stack, we'll discuss the tiers of built-in macOS software security, and if time permits, several third party options to strengthen endpoint options.

Part 2: Let's kick off with quick refresher on previous topics, and then dive right in to Windows endpoint security. Because of the diversity of hardware, there will be less low-level focus this session, but BitLocker, TPM, and OPAL will be in the mix. Then, learn why Secure Boot is not a conspiracy, how Hyper-V is bae, why Windows 10 is actually the best thing since... earlier Windows 10 releases!, what Group Policy can do for you, and which version of Windows is the minimum necessary for any kind of sanity.

Part 3: In the stolen words of Steve Ballmer, compartmentalize compartmentalize compartmentalize! We'll talk about mitigating inevitable compromise, and then move to Linux security. Coreboot, Heads, and refreshers from PC hardware kick us off, then it's into the wilderness! We'll try and nail down some best practices for the wide and varied world of Linux distros, the security benefits of containers, why Flatpak is awesome, and a quick touch on grsecurity (aka "why we can't have nice things"). If there's time, we'll even try to talk about the security benefits of other nix's like OpenBSD & Qubes.

Part 4: This is unwritten, unplanned and unscheduled, but part 4 (and 5, and beyond!) could include topics like:
- hypervisors! and why trying to share memory has yet to be a good idea;
- how to do your best to secure them anyway;
- how and why you should deploy hardened and/or minimum viable configurations automatically (ansible, JAMF, AD/SCCM...)

This is intended as a high-level overview to get a baseline for each of the three operating systems; content will change and grow based on feedback and requests. Come help me evolve my endpoint security game, and steer the course for future events!

This series is brought to you by PASCAL Hackerspace, and presented by Magneto (the hacker, not the mutant...ok well, he could* be a mutant for all we know...)
Magneto is: prototyping the future. trying to kill sleep. Security analysis and automation for profit. Other security-related things for fun. Obtuse prose. Dream job: Starship Captain. There's a reason for the nickname.

Website
Wednesday
Apr 3, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - Defensive Security: what can blue do for you?
226 SE Madison St

Some Teams are Red, Others are Blue, I Play Defense, and So Can You!

An endpoint security primer in three (?-ish) parts.
Part 1: MacOS
Part 2: Windows
Part 3: Linux

Come learn about the other side of the cybersecurity equation: how to raise the bar for attackers trying to pwn your endpoints. This talk series will focus on sane, sensible, and usable defaults; what each operating system can bring to the table; security through proper configuration; and small/medium scale distribution and management.

Part 1: We'll start with a broad overview of securing endpoints, the classes of attacks that might be encountered depending on your use cases, and what it means to be "secure." Then, we'll talk about configuring macOS for reasonable security, beginning with the hardware chain of trust, moving through the bootloader and touching on what Apple's hw/sw integration allows for: Activation Locks, MDM/DEP, and Software Recovery. Moving up the stack, we'll discuss the tiers of built-in macOS software security, and if time permits, several third party options to strengthen endpoint options.

Part 2: Let's kick off with quick refresher on previous topics, and then dive right in to Windows endpoint security. Because of the diversity of hardware, there will be less low-level focus this session, but BitLocker, TPM, and OPAL will be in the mix. Then, learn why Secure Boot is not a conspiracy, how Hyper-V is bae, why Windows 10 is actually the best thing since... earlier Windows 10 releases!, what Group Policy can do for you, and which version of Windows is the minimum necessary for any kind of sanity.

Part 3: In the stolen words of Steve Ballmer, compartmentalize compartmentalize compartmentalize! We'll talk about mitigating inevitable compromise, and then move to Linux security. Coreboot, Heads, and refreshers from PC hardware kick us off, then it's into the wilderness! We'll try and nail down some best practices for the wide and varied world of Linux distros, the security benefits of containers, why Flatpak is awesome, and a quick touch on grsecurity (aka "why we can't have nice things"). If there's time, we'll even try to talk about the security benefits of other nix's like OpenBSD & Qubes.

Part 4: This is unwritten, unplanned and unscheduled, but part 4 (and 5, and beyond!) could include topics like:
- hypervisors! and why trying to share memory has yet to be a good idea;
- how to do your best to secure them anyway;
- how and why you should deploy hardened and/or minimum viable configurations automatically (ansible, JAMF, AD/SCCM...)

This is intended as a high-level overview to get a baseline for each of the three operating systems; content will change and grow based on feedback and requests. Come help me evolve my endpoint security game, and steer the course for future events!

This series is brought to you by PASCAL Hackerspace, and presented by Magneto (the hacker, not the mutant...ok well, he could* be a mutant for all we know...)
Magneto is: prototyping the future. trying to kill sleep. Security analysis and automation for profit. Other security-related things for fun. Obtuse prose. Dream job: Starship Captain. There's a reason for the nickname.

Website
Wednesday
Apr 17, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - Defensive Security: what can blue do for you?
226 SE Madison St

Some Teams are Red, Others are Blue, I Play Defense, and So Can You!

An endpoint security primer in three (?-ish) parts.
Part 1: MacOS
Part 2: Windows
Part 3: Linux

Come learn about the other side of the cybersecurity equation: how to raise the bar for attackers trying to pwn your endpoints. This talk series will focus on sane, sensible, and usable defaults; what each operating system can bring to the table; security through proper configuration; and small/medium scale distribution and management.

Part 1: We'll start with a broad overview of securing endpoints, the classes of attacks that might be encountered depending on your use cases, and what it means to be "secure." Then, we'll talk about configuring macOS for reasonable security, beginning with the hardware chain of trust, moving through the bootloader and touching on what Apple's hw/sw integration allows for: Activation Locks, MDM/DEP, and Software Recovery. Moving up the stack, we'll discuss the tiers of built-in macOS software security, and if time permits, several third party options to strengthen endpoint options.

Part 2: Let's kick off with quick refresher on previous topics, and then dive right in to Windows endpoint security. Because of the diversity of hardware, there will be less low-level focus this session, but BitLocker, TPM, and OPAL will be in the mix. Then, learn why Secure Boot is not a conspiracy, how Hyper-V is bae, why Windows 10 is actually the best thing since... earlier Windows 10 releases!, what Group Policy can do for you, and which version of Windows is the minimum necessary for any kind of sanity.

Part 3: In the stolen words of Steve Ballmer, compartmentalize compartmentalize compartmentalize! We'll talk about mitigating inevitable compromise, and then move to Linux security. Coreboot, Heads, and refreshers from PC hardware kick us off, then it's into the wilderness! We'll try and nail down some best practices for the wide and varied world of Linux distros, the security benefits of containers, why Flatpak is awesome, and a quick touch on grsecurity (aka "why we can't have nice things"). If there's time, we'll even try to talk about the security benefits of other nix's like OpenBSD & Qubes.

Part 4: This is unwritten, unplanned and unscheduled, but part 4 (and 5, and beyond!) could include topics like:
- hypervisors! and why trying to share memory has yet to be a good idea;
- how to do your best to secure them anyway;
- how and why you should deploy hardened and/or minimum viable configurations automatically (ansible, JAMF, AD/SCCM...)

This is intended as a high-level overview to get a baseline for each of the three operating systems; content will change and grow based on feedback and requests. Come help me evolve my endpoint security game, and steer the course for future events!

This series is brought to you by PASCAL Hackerspace, and presented by Magneto (the hacker, not the mutant...ok well, he could* be a mutant for all we know...)
Magneto is: prototyping the future. trying to kill sleep. Security analysis and automation for profit. Other security-related things for fun. Obtuse prose. Dream job: Starship Captain. There's a reason for the nickname.

Website
Wednesday
May 15, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - Defensive Security: what can blue do for you?
226 SE Madison St

Come learn about the other side of the cybersecurity equation: how to raise the bar for attackers trying to pwn your endpoints. This talk series will focus on sane, sensible, and usable defaults, security through proper configuration, and small/medium scale distribution and management.

********

DefSec 0x05: Ansible, Part 1

Dive deep into the Dirac Sea...of security automation!

Let's talk about Ansible (the RedHat automation/configuration management tool, not the scifi FTL machine). To quote a different introductory course, "Ansible is an automation and configuration management technology used to provision, deploy, and manage compute infrastructure across cloud, virtual, and physical environments." This initial session will focus on:
- a high-level overview of what Ansible is
- how it works
- beginning to use Ansible via ad-hoc commands
- reasoning + planning about tasks -> playbooks -> roles
- how you might deploy it at scale
- and finally, as time permits: hands on with playbooks!

Part 2 of this talk (coming soon!) will focus on a practical application of Ansible, namely deploying the Ubuntu Linux CIS benchmark against multiple virtual machines for hardening purposes.

This series is brought to you by PASCAL Hackerspace, and presented by Magneto (the hacker, not the mutant. Probably.) He does security analysis and automation for profit, and systems thinking and other security-related things for fun. Uses obtuse prose. Talks fast and loud. Dreams of eliminating sleep. Protoypes the future.

Website
Saturday
Dec 1, 2018
PASCAL Hackerspace - Foundations: SSH Fundamentals
PASCAL

SSH is the protocol that makes possible the secure administration of remote Unix-like systems. Any aspiring Linux hacker would do well to understand a little bit about how SSH works, and what it can do.

In this presentation, we're taking you through the basics of the ubiquitous OpenSSH implementation. We're going to cover the SSH client, the server, keys, best practices, and useful features like tunneling.

To participate in the interactive portion of the event, bring a laptop that runs MacOS, or Linux either natively or in a virtual machine.

As a supplement, we will be distributing digital copies of SSH Mastery by Michael Lucas.

Please RSVP if you're coming, and let us know if you can't make it so we can make room for others.

Website
Tuesday
Apr 16, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - GNS3: A Primer
PASCAL

Have you ever wanted to put together a network mockup? A networking lab? Perhaps you'd like to simply practice networking concepts or learn more about how a specific brand or device functions?

This class will provide an introduction to GNS3, a powerful network emulation platform.

Attendees will review the setup/configuration of GNS3 and a couple applications by examinating a simple network example and a cybersecurity example with a Q&A session to wrap it up.

Website
Saturday
Jan 26, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - Going Commando!
226 SE Madison St

That's right, watch some guy stand up in front of a room of people and go full commando! Whoa, don't get too excited there. I will be wearing clean...ish undergarments. By "going commando", I am referring to conducting any and all of your everyday computing tasks from the command line! Everything from being productive in an office environment to posting the twitters and streamin' the youtubes! Why, you ask? We are all hackers here aren't we? And what hacker doesn't want to look as cool in real life as we do in the movies? So come and enjoy all the typie-typie carpal tunnel goodness!

Joe Cathell (that's Ca-THELL, not cat+hell..even though Joe is something of a crazy cat man) is an infosec professional at the Washington University in St. Louis. When he's not defending our next generation of doctors from Russian hackers (true story, ask him!), he can usually be found at the Arch Reactor Hackerspace. Joe is both a founding member of Arch Reactor and serving as the current president of the board of directors. He is also a co-organizer of the monthly STL2600 and DC314 meetup, as well as a regular presenter. He likes blue raspberry Icees, building robots and competitive butter sculpting.

Website
Thursday
Feb 28, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - Hack2Learn: Hackers, Assemble!
226 SE Madison St

Hack2Learn: Hackers, Assemble! (Part 2)

Hack2Learn is a bi-monthly CTF (capture the flag) meetup hosted at PASCAL in Portland, OR. PASCAL is an organization of equal opportunity hackers, and we will be introducing you to all the various types of challenges that you might face at any level, and at any time in the fields of information security and technology as a whole, for fun or profit.
Hacker/Tech culture and community can sometimes be a bit (or a byte ^_^) off-putting, especially to those trying to figure out what exactly it is, what we are and what we do. During this meetup at PASCAL, we welcome n00bs with open arms! Never competed in a CTF challenge before? Never even heard of CTFs? Do you have a strong desire to learn & teach alongside peers? GOOD!! You will fit right in at Hack2Learn!

For the next few Hack2Learn workshops, we will be taking a crack at Assembly-focused CTF (Capture The Flag) and reversing challenges. MrDe4d will be walking everyone through these challenges, step by step (pun!) so that everyone in attendance will gain theoretical as well as applicable knowledge.
Being able to gain control of system memory is a powerful skill, and is a gateway to understanding memory structure, how data is accessed and processed, how the OS, CPU and programs interface with one another and ultimately how to pwn. A lot of people find Assembly intimidating..and while it may seem daunting and complicated at first glance but, as with any programming language, a grasp of logic as well as dedication to learning are all that are required. In addition to walking you through every step in each challenge, a relatively quick
intro to Assembly will be given, hopefully demystifying it a bit for everyone. MrDe4d will cover basic syntax, instructions and conditions. As we dive deeper into each aspect of the challenges, we will continue to reiterate what has been covered with Assembly- we expect questions to be frequent and recurring. It is absolutely OK to ask the same thing more than once; PASCAL Hack2Learn is a friendly learning environment!
H2L has two major goals: for everyone to capture the flags, and to learn to reverse. This is not a workshop focused on learning a tool (though we do use Cutter often), rather it is designed to get attendees thinking logically, critically & to get everyone accustomed to being uncomfortable and not knowing the answer.
In order to participate, attendees will need a computer and an install of Cutter 1.7.4 (a Radare2 GUI that can be used with Linux, Windows or Mac).

Note: Running Linux is not absolutely necessary when using Cutter. Both Windows and Mac are suitable and Cutter will run fine. Cutter still definitely has a learning curve to it.. the tutorial/intro on Megabeets.net is recommended.

Questions? Email [masked] or get on the PASCAL Discord and interact with other PDX hackers (ask for invite).

Website
Thursday
Mar 28, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - Hack2Learn: Hackers, Assemble!
226 SE Madison St

Hack2Learn is a bi-monthly CTF (capture the flag) meetup hosted at PASCAL in Portland, OR. PASCAL is an organization of equal opportunity hackers, and we will be introducing you to various types of reverse engineering and binary challenges that you might face at any level, and at any time in the fields of information security and technology as a whole, for fun or profit.
Hacker/Tech culture and community can sometimes be a bit (or a byte ^_^) off-putting, especially to those trying to figure out what exactly it is, what we are and what we do. During this meetup at PASCAL, we welcome n00bs with open arms! Never competed in a CTF challenge before? Never even heard of CTFs? Do you have a strong desire to learn & teach alongside peers? GOOD!! You will fit right in at Hack2Learn!

For the next several Hack2Learn workshops, we will be taking a crack at Assembly-focused CTF (Capture The Flag) and reversing challenges, specifically microcorruption. MrDe4d will start by giving a short presentation on a particular aspect of the theory behind ASM (last time we talked about ISRs in MSP430 MCUs). The goal of the presentation prior to the challenge is to (hopefully) help everyone in attendance to gain theoretical as well as practical knowledge.
Being able to gain control of system memory is a powerful skill, and is a gateway to understanding memory structure, how data is accessed and processed, how the OS, CPU and programs interface with one another and ultimately how to pwn. Throughout the series we will cover basic syntax, instructions, conditions, and more! As we dive deeper into each aspect of the challenges, we will continue to reiterate what has been covered with Assembly- we expect questions to be frequent and recurring. It is absolutely OK to ask the same thing more than once; PASCAL Hack2Learn is a friendly learning environment!
H2L has two major goals: for everyone to capture the flags, and to learn to reverse. This is not a workshop focused on learning a tool (though we do use Cutter), rather it is designed to get attendees thinking logically, critically & to get everyone accustomed to being uncomfortable and not knowing the answer.
As we will be focusing on microcorruption CTF challenges for the next several workshops, it is not necessary to have Cutter or any other debugger installed. Microcorruption has its own web based debugger that is very easy to learn and use!

Questions? Email [masked] or get on the PASCAL Discord and interact with other PDX hackers (ask for invite).

Website
Thursday
Apr 11, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - Hack2Learn: Hackers, Assemble!
226 SE Madison St

**NOTE**

While we will continue to work on the microcorruption CTF for the next several Hack2Learn workshops, the next meetup we are going to take a side quest and focus on a very special challenge involving hardware. It will be our first crack at embedded device security as a group. For more details- come see PASCAL next Thursday!

END NOTE

Hack2Learn is a bi-monthly CTF (capture the flag) meetup hosted at PASCAL in Portland, OR. PASCAL is an organization of equal opportunity hackers, and we will be introducing you to various types of reverse engineering and binary challenges that you might face at any level, and at any time in the fields of information security and technology as a whole, for fun or profit.
Hacker/Tech culture and community can sometimes be a bit (or a byte ^_^) off-putting, especially to those trying to figure out what exactly it is, what we are and what we do. During this meetup at PASCAL, we welcome n00bs with open arms! Never competed in a CTF challenge before? Never even heard of CTFs? Do you have a strong desire to learn & teach alongside peers? GOOD!! You will fit right in at Hack2Learn!

For the next several Hack2Learn workshops, we will be taking a crack at Assembly-focused CTF (Capture The Flag) and reversing challenges, specifically microcorruption. MrDe4d will start by giving a short presentation on a particular aspect of the theory behind ASM (last time we talked about ISRs in MSP430 MCUs). The goal of the presentation prior to the challenge is to (hopefully) help everyone in attendance to gain theoretical as well as practical knowledge.
Being able to gain control of system memory is a powerful skill, and is a gateway to understanding memory structure, how data is accessed and processed, how the OS, CPU and programs interface with one another and ultimately how to pwn. Throughout the series we will cover basic syntax, instructions, conditions, and more! As we dive deeper into each aspect of the challenges, we will continue to reiterate what has been covered with Assembly- we expect questions to be frequent and recurring. It is absolutely OK to ask the same thing more than once; PASCAL Hack2Learn is a friendly learning environment!
H2L has two major goals: for everyone to capture the flags, and to learn to reverse. This is not a workshop focused on learning a tool (though we do use Cutter), rather it is designed to get attendees thinking logically, critically & to get everyone accustomed to being uncomfortable and not knowing the answer.
As we will be focusing on microcorruption CTF challenges for the next several workshops, it is not necessary to have Cutter or any other debugger installed. Microcorruption has its own web based debugger that is very easy to learn and use!

Questions? Email [masked] or get on the PASCAL Discord and interact with other PDX hackers (ask for invite).

Website
Thursday
Apr 25, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - Hack2Learn: Hackers, Assemble!
226 SE Madison St

**NOTE**

While we will continue to work on the microcorruption CTF for the next several Hack2Learn workshops, the next meetup we are going to take a side quest and focus on a very special challenge involving hardware. It will be our first crack at embedded device security as a group. For more details- come see PASCAL next Thursday!

END NOTE

Hack2Learn is a bi-monthly CTF (capture the flag) meetup hosted at PASCAL in Portland, OR. PASCAL is an organization of equal opportunity hackers, and we will be introducing you to various types of reverse engineering and binary challenges that you might face at any level, and at any time in the fields of information security and technology as a whole, for fun or profit.
Hacker/Tech culture and community can sometimes be a bit (or a byte ^_^) off-putting, especially to those trying to figure out what exactly it is, what we are and what we do. During this meetup at PASCAL, we welcome n00bs with open arms! Never competed in a CTF challenge before? Never even heard of CTFs? Do you have a strong desire to learn & teach alongside peers? GOOD!! You will fit right in at Hack2Learn!

For the next several Hack2Learn workshops, we will be taking a crack at Assembly-focused CTF (Capture The Flag) and reversing challenges, specifically microcorruption. MrDe4d will start by giving a short presentation on a particular aspect of the theory behind ASM (last time we talked about ISRs in MSP430 MCUs). The goal of the presentation prior to the challenge is to (hopefully) help everyone in attendance to gain theoretical as well as practical knowledge.
Being able to gain control of system memory is a powerful skill, and is a gateway to understanding memory structure, how data is accessed and processed, how the OS, CPU and programs interface with one another and ultimately how to pwn. Throughout the series we will cover basic syntax, instructions, conditions, and more! As we dive deeper into each aspect of the challenges, we will continue to reiterate what has been covered with Assembly- we expect questions to be frequent and recurring. It is absolutely OK to ask the same thing more than once; PASCAL Hack2Learn is a friendly learning environment!
H2L has two major goals: for everyone to capture the flags, and to learn to reverse. This is not a workshop focused on learning a tool (though we do use Cutter), rather it is designed to get attendees thinking logically, critically & to get everyone accustomed to being uncomfortable and not knowing the answer.
As we will be focusing on microcorruption CTF challenges for the next several workshops, it is not necessary to have Cutter or any other debugger installed. Microcorruption has its own web based debugger that is very easy to learn and use!

Questions? Email [masked] or get on the PASCAL Discord and interact with other PDX hackers (ask for invite).

Website
Thursday
May 9, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - Hack2Learn: Hackers, Assemble!
226 SE Madison St

**NOTE**

While we will continue to work on the microcorruption CTF for the next several Hack2Learn workshops, the next meetup we are going to take a side quest and focus on a very special challenge involving hardware. It will be our first crack at embedded device security as a group. For more details- come see PASCAL next Thursday!

For the second part of this hardware challenge, we will be taking an indepth look at the device ROM and MCU. We will be using the MiniPro chip reader, and again working with TTL converters.

END NOTE

Hack2Learn is a bi-monthly CTF (capture the flag) meetup hosted at PASCAL in Portland, OR. PASCAL is an organization of equal opportunity hackers, and we will be introducing you to various types of reverse engineering and binary challenges that you might face at any level, and at any time in the fields of information security and technology as a whole, for fun or profit.
Hacker/Tech culture and community can sometimes be a bit (or a byte ^_^) off-putting, especially to those trying to figure out what exactly it is, what we are and what we do. During this meetup at PASCAL, we welcome n00bs with open arms! Never competed in a CTF challenge before? Never even heard of CTFs? Do you have a strong desire to learn & teach alongside peers? GOOD!! You will fit right in at Hack2Learn!

For the next several Hack2Learn workshops, we will be taking a crack at Assembly-focused CTF (Capture The Flag) and reversing challenges, specifically microcorruption. MrDe4d will start by giving a short presentation on a particular aspect of the theory behind ASM (last time we talked about ISRs in MSP430 MCUs). The goal of the presentation prior to the challenge is to (hopefully) help everyone in attendance to gain theoretical as well as practical knowledge.
Being able to gain control of system memory is a powerful skill, and is a gateway to understanding memory structure, how data is accessed and processed, how the OS, CPU and programs interface with one another and ultimately how to pwn. Throughout the series we will cover basic syntax, instructions, conditions, and more! As we dive deeper into each aspect of the challenges, we will continue to reiterate what has been covered with Assembly- we expect questions to be frequent and recurring. It is absolutely OK to ask the same thing more than once; PASCAL Hack2Learn is a friendly learning environment!
H2L has two major goals: for everyone to capture the flags, and to learn to reverse. This is not a workshop focused on learning a tool (though we do use Cutter), rather it is designed to get attendees thinking logically, critically & to get everyone accustomed to being uncomfortable and not knowing the answer.
As we will be focusing on microcorruption CTF challenges for the next several workshops, it is not necessary to have Cutter or any other debugger installed. Microcorruption has its own web based debugger that is very easy to learn and use!

Questions? Email [masked] or get on the PASCAL Discord and interact with other PDX hackers (ask for invite).

Website
Thursday
Jan 17, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - Hack2Learn: Hackers, Assemble! Pt.2
226 SE Madison St

Hack2Learn: Hackers, Assemble! (Part 2)

Hack2Learn is a bi-monthly CTF (capture the flag) meetup hosted at PASCAL in Portland, OR. PASCAL is an organization of equal opportunity hackers, and we will be introducing you to all the various types of challenges that you might face at any level, and at any time in the fields of information security and technology as a whole, for fun or profit.
Hacker/Tech culture and community can sometimes be a bit (or a byte ^_^) off-putting, especially to those trying to figure out what exactly it is, what we are and what we do. During this meetup at PASCAL, we welcome n00bs with open arms! Never competed in a CTF challenge before? Never even heard of CTFs? Do you have a strong desire to learn & teach alongside peers? GOOD!! You will fit right in at Hack2Learn!

For the next Hack2Learn workshop (yes, we are finally getting this event rolling again!), we will be taking a crack at Assembly-focused CTF (Capture The Flag) challenges: specifically, the PICOCTF2018
Assembly 0-2. MrDe4d will be walking everyone through these challenges, step by step (pun!) so that everyone in attendance will gain theoretical as well as applicable knowledge.
Being able to gain control of system memory is a powerful skill, and is a gateway to understanding memory structure, how data is accessed and processed, how the OS, CPU and programs interface with one another and ultimately how to pwn. A lot of people find Assembly intimidating..and while it may seem daunting and complicated at first glance but, as with any programming language, a grasp of logic as well as dedication to learning are all that are required. In addition to walking you through every step in each challenge, a relatively quick
intro to Assembly will be given, hopefully demystifying it a bit for everyone. MrDe4d will cover basic syntax, instructions and conditions. As we dive deeper into each aspect of the challenges, we will continue to reiterate what has been covered with Assembly- we expect questions to be frequent and recurring. It is absolutely OK to ask the same thing more than once; PASCAL Hack2Learn is a friendly learning environment!
H2L has two major goals: for everyone to capture the flags, and to learn to reverse engineer. This is not a workshop focused on learning a tool, rather it is designed to get attendees thinking logically, critically & to get everyone accustomed to being uncomfortable and not knowing the answer.
In order to participate, attendees will need a computer running either Linux (distro of choice though for this workshop Debian flavors are recommended) or Windows with a VM for Linux, & an install of Cutter 1.7.2 (a Radare2 GUI).

Note: Running Linux is not absolutely necessary when using Cutter. Both Windows and Mac are suitable and Cutter will run fine. Cutter still definitely has a learning curve to it.. fortunately, there is an excellent tutorial/intro on Megabeets.net!

Questions? Email [masked] or get on the PASCAL Discord and interact with other PDX hackers (ask for invite).

Website
Saturday
Nov 17, 2018
PASCAL Hackerspace - Hacking $mart Contracts
PASCAL

Exciting news, Pascalians! PASCAL Hackerspace will be hosting the world-renowned Dean Pierce for a presentation and workshop on hacking smart contracts!! Come learn about the basic concepts surrounding smart contracts and the latest in keeping them secure!

What to expect during a Dean Pierce presentation: knowledge, verbs, adjectives, human hand gestures, an insider look at how smart contracts are created and how they are manipulated, lulz, and if we are lucky, maybe he will shed some light on how smart contract hacks can be applied to one of PASCAL's favorite pastimes- CTFs (fingers crossed this may be included in the workshop portion.)

A bit more about Dean. Dean is an OG Portland hacker and definitely a human. When he isn't making and breaking blockchainz, he's out doing human things such as bipedal walking, eating a food and consuming oxygen.

We hope to see you there!

Website
Saturday
Sep 22, 2018
PASCAL Hackerspace - Hacking+PASCAL=Hack2Learn
226 SE Madison St

Hack2Learn is a monthly CTF (capture the flag) meetup hosted at PASCAL in Portland, OR. PASCAL is an organization of equal opportunity hackers, and we will be introducing you to all the various types of challenges that you might face at any level, and at any time in the fields of information security and technology as a whole, for fun or profit.
Hacker/Tech culture and community can sometimes be a bit (or a byte ^_^) off-putting, especially to those trying to figure out what exactly it is, what we are and what we do. During this meetup at PASCAL, we welcome n00bs with open arms! Never competed in a CTF challenge before? Never even heard of CTFs? Do you have a strong desire to learn & teach alongside peers? GOOD!! You will fit right in at Hack2Learn!
For the first Hack2Learn meetup, we will walk you through the setup process, starting with installing a virtual machine and setting up a beginner friendly Linux environment (Kali counts as beginner friendly, right?), followed by a lightning lesson on command line. Once everyone is ready, we will dive right in to a STEMCTF challenge created by MITRE Cyber Academy. Basic understanding of at least one programming language and/or security concepts is helpful, but not necessary. Honestly, when we say all you need is a desire to learn, we mean it!
If you have a laptop, bring it. We have a handful of loaners for those who need them, as well as several desktop PCs for use at the hackerspace. So, brush off your social anxiety, leave your impostor syndrome at the door, and let your inner hacker take a crack at capture the flag- PASCAL edition!

Questions? email [masked], or leave a comment on the meetup page (though we tend to not check that as often.)

Website
Saturday
Oct 20, 2018
PASCAL Hackerspace - Hacking+PASCAL=Hack2Learn
226 SE Madison St

Hack2Learn is a monthly CTF (capture the flag) meetup hosted at PASCAL in Portland, OR. PASCAL is an organization of equal opportunity hackers, and we will be introducing you to all the various types of challenges that you might face at any level, and at any time in the fields of information security and technology as a whole, for fun or profit.
Hacker/Tech culture and community can sometimes be a bit (or a byte ^_^) off-putting, especially to those trying to figure out what exactly it is, what we are and what we do. During this workshop at PASCAL, we welcome n00bs with open arms! Never competed in a CTF challenge before? Never even heard of CTFs? Do you have a strong desire to learn & teach alongside peers? GOOD!! You will fit right in at Hack2Learn!
For the October edition of Hack2Learn, we will be focusing on web and binary challenges. First we will make sure everyone is set up with a virtual machine and the OS of their choice (though Kali is recommended, specifically for the web challenges). For the binary challenges we will install Cutter which is something of an intro to Radare2. You are encouraged to familiarize yourself with Cutter and R2 prior to the workshop; take a look--> https://github.com/radareorg/cutter (note: downloading a VM and/or installing a new OS is not necessary for using Cutter when working on the binary challenges, unless you're using Mac OS in which case you will need to spin up a VM for either Windows or Linux).
Basic understanding of at least one programming language and/or security concepts is helpful, but not necessary. Honestly, when we say all you need is a desire to learn, we mean it!
Cylon is setting up a wireless hacking station for October H2L as well, and will be offering some hands-on experience to anyone interested in the wonderful world of wireless hax!
If you have a laptop, bring it. We have a handful of loaners for those who need them, as well as a few desktop PCs for use at the hackerspace. So, brush off your social anxiety, leave your impostor syndrome at the door, and let your inner hacker take a crack at capture the flag!

Questions? Send an email to [masked], or leave a comment on the meetup page (though we tend to not check that as often.)

Website
Tuesday
Apr 9, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - Network Forensics: Seek & Pwn
PASCAL

PASCAL Hackerspace is proud to announce a new presentation series in which an experienced security researcher, Malcolm, will be guiding us through the intricacies of network forensics!

Network Forensics Seek and Pwn: capture, investigate, analyze!

The class will begin with a basic overview of what networks are; from conversations and snail mail to signal processing and radio operations (including ham radio!), ultimately leading into computer networks. We will review each aspect that comprises a network (paying special attention to protocols), how they function and eventually moving on to how they can be exploited! Each week the focus will shift to suit the attendees needs.

For the second edition of Network Pwnage, we will be diving into Layer
2: ARP, RARP, GARP, VLAN tags and how to abuse them, cam tables, ARP
flooding, and how to turn your local switch into a hub for better
sniffing opportunities.

As usual, there will be a short (30-40 minute) presentation of
material and then a hands on lab/experimentation time to put our new
skills to use. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop to play
along.

(I'm going to have to play around a bit to find the right tool set for
this one, as https://www.monkey.org/~dugsong/dsniff/ is pretty old,
and there are several people who claim to have taken over the
project...)
--Malcolm

Malcolm is a threat researcher with a major networking and security company, and has been doing networking for way too long. He wants to help other hackers learn the wonderful and weird world of packets, and all the terrible things you can do with them.

Website
Tuesday
Apr 23, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - Network Forensics: Seek & Pwn
PASCAL

PASCAL Hackerspace is proud to announce a new presentation series in which an experienced security researcher, Malcolm, will be guiding us through the intricacies of network forensics!

Network Forensics Seek and Pwn: capture, investigate, analyze!

The class will begin with a basic overview of what networks are; from conversations and snail mail to signal processing and radio operations (including ham radio!), ultimately leading into computer networks. We will review each aspect that comprises a network (paying special attention to protocols), how they function and eventually moving on to how they can be exploited! Each week the focus will shift to suit the attendees needs.

For the second edition of Network Pwnage, we will be diving into Layer
2: ARP, RARP, GARP, VLAN tags and how to abuse them, cam tables, ARP
flooding, and how to turn your local switch into a hub for better
sniffing opportunities.

As usual, there will be a short (30-40 minute) presentation of
material and then a hands on lab/experimentation time to put our new
skills to use. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop to play
along, and to have a VM with Linux (Kali is probably best, but choose your flavor!) or Mac OS as it is generally easier to work with layer 2 on these platforms.

(I'm going to have to play around a bit to find the right tool set for
this one, as https://www.monkey.org/~dugsong/dsniff/ is pretty old,
and there are several people who claim to have taken over the
project...)
--Malcolm

Malcolm is a threat researcher with a major networking and security company, and has been doing networking for way too long. He wants to help other hackers learn the wonderful and weird world of packets, and all the terrible things you can do with them.

Website
Tuesday
May 7, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - Network Forensics: Seek & Pwn
PASCAL

PASCAL Hackerspace is proud to announce a new presentation series in which an experienced security researcher, Malcolm, will be guiding us through the intricacies of network forensics!

Network Forensics Seek and Pwn: capture, investigate, analyze!

The class will begin with a basic overview of what networks are; from conversations and snail mail to signal processing and radio operations (including ham radio!), ultimately leading into computer networks. We will review each aspect that comprises a network (paying special attention to protocols), how they function and eventually moving on to how they can be exploited! Each week the focus will shift to suit the attendees needs.

For the 4th session of Network Pwnage, we will be diving into Layer 4, TCP/UDP/ICMP.

Having gotten this high in the stack, we'll start to do some serious packet capture analysis, so bring a laptop with Wireshark installed.

As usual, there will be a short (30-40 minute) presentation of
material and then a hands on lab/experimentation time to put our new
skills to use.

Malcolm is a threat researcher with a major networking and security company, and has been doing networking for way too long. He wants to help other hackers learn the wonderful and weird world of packets, and all the terrible things you can do with them.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 26, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - Network Forensics: Seek and Pwn
PASCAL

PASCAL Hackerspace is proud to announce a new presentation series in which an experienced security researcher, Malcolm, will be guiding us through the intricacies of network forensics!

The class will begin with a basic overview of what networks are; from conversations and snail mail to signal processing and radio operations (including ham radio!), ultimately leading into computer networks. We will review each aspect that comprises a network (paying special attention to protocols), how they function and eventually moving on to how they can be exploited!

The focus will predominantly be on TCP/IP and the OSI model computer networks. Layers, abstraction and encapsulation will be covered as well as the various physical and data link layers of each model. Each of the TCP/IP and OSI layers will be explained in detail, with some extra special attention being paid to the Transport Layer and its packets!

The end of the presentation will culminate in a hands-on workshop. Attendees will get assistance with installing Wireshark (if you do not already have it)- then proceed with live Network Forensics Seek and Pwn: capture, investigate, analyze!

Malcolm is a threat researcher with a major networking and security company, and has been doing networking for way too long. He wants to help other hackers learn the wonderful and weird world of packets, and all the terrible things you can do with them.

Website
Saturday
Jan 13, 2018
PASCAL Hackerspace - PASCAL Open Day
PASCAL

Join PASCAL on Saturday the 11th of November for a day of tours, entertainment and dialogue. 

Drop on by if you would like to: 
- Learn more about who PASCAL be, and what do PASCAL
- Start hacking stuff immediately
- Learn about current threats and how they work, or
- Simply mingle and have a relaxing afternoon with Infosec nerds.

Basic concessions will also be available!

Website
Saturday
Oct 13, 2018
PASCAL Hackerspace - PASCAL Open Day
PASCAL

Join PASCAL on the second Saturday of the month for a day of tours, entertainment and dialogue.

Drop on by if you would like to:
- Learn more about who PASCAL be, and what do PASCAL
- Start hacking stuff immediately
- Learn about current threats and how they work, or
- Simply mingle and have a relaxing afternoon with Infosec nerds.

Basic concessions will also be available!

Website
Saturday
Feb 9, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - PASCAL Open Day
PASCAL

Join PASCAL on the second Saturday of the month for a day of tours, entertainment and dialogue.

Drop on by if you would like to:
- Learn more about who PASCAL be, and what do PASCAL
- Start hacking stuff immediately
- Learn about current threats and how they work, or
- Simply mingle and have a relaxing afternoon with Infosec nerds.

Basic concessions will also be available!

Website
Saturday
Mar 9, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - PASCAL Open Day

Join PASCAL on the second Saturday of the month for a day of tours, entertainment and dialogue.

Drop on by if you would like to:
- Learn more about who PASCAL be, and what do PASCAL
- Start hacking stuff immediately
- Learn about current threats and how they work, or
- Simply mingle and have a relaxing afternoon with Infosec nerds.

Basic concessions will also be available!

Website
Saturday
May 11, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - PASCAL Open Day

Join PASCAL on the second Saturday of the month for a day of tours, entertainment and dialogue.

Drop on by if you would like to:
- Learn more about who PASCAL be, and what do PASCAL
- Start hacking stuff immediately
- Learn about current threats and how they work, or
- Simply mingle and have a relaxing afternoon with Infosec nerds.

Basic concessions will also be available!

Website
Saturday
Sep 29, 2018
PASCAL Hackerspace - Tools That Pwn: A Hacker Symposium
PASCAL

This Saturday at PASCAL we are offering a Hacker Symposium of sorts, featuring a few handy tools of the trade as well as two major frameworks often used in developing exploits and attacking systems or networks. We will be surveying several of the tools that are part of Kali, and easy to install on any Debian derived distro. It seems many folks, sometimes even the professionals already hip deep in the field of tech, are unaware of the power their packages wield! The wild hacker kidz at Portland's only non-profit hackerspace are going to show you how to get started with packaged/pre-loaded tools like Burp Suite, Binwalk, Wireshark, Kismet and will also provide you with an overview of the Metasploit and Volatility frameworks. Come take your first step with Reverse Engineering at PASCAL using Binwalk! Excuse yourself and set up a proxy with Burp Suite! Breath deep and sniff packets with Kismet! Enjoy these puns and more, in person with MrDe4d, Cylon, Wireglitch and the rest of the misfit hackers of PDX this Saturday!

After (and probably during) this presentation, we will, as presenters and attendees, decide on which tool (or framework) to focus on for a new bi-monthly workshop. We will set aside time to answer questions, and hold demonstrations of each utility discussed. This is all about what YOU want to learn!! The future workshop will be scheduled after all Q&A and demos are complete and will take place 2-4 weeks after, at which point we will continue the series until we have completed a thorough review of each tool.
Questions? please email MrD34d--> [masked] or Cylon--> [masked]. We can also be found on the encrypted messaging app called Wire, which is available for desktop, Android and Apple devices (@mrdead or @wireglitch for invites to the PASCAL channel.)
PASCAL has snacks and drinks for some dollars and cents, though everyone is welcome to bring their own food and drink.
Final Note: if you RSVP and are no longer able to make it, please do take the time to change your RSVP so that someone else may attend, even if it is only an hour before! Thanks!

Website
Saturday
Oct 13, 2018
PASCAL Hackerspace - Tools That Pwn: A Hacker Symposium
PASCAL

Week of October 13th we will be focusing on METASPLOIT! Mooooo.

This Saturday at PASCAL we are offering the Hacker Symposium featuring a few handy tools of the trade as well as two major frameworks often used in developing exploits and attacking systems or networks. We will be surveying several of the tools that are part of Kali, and easy to install on any Debian derived distro. It seems many folks, sometimes even the professionals already hip deep in the field of tech, are unaware of the power their packages wield! The wild hacker kidz at PASCAL are going to show you how to get started with packaged/pre-loaded tools like Burp Suite, Binwalk, Wireshark, Kismet and will also provide you with an overview of the Metasploit and Volatility frameworks. Come take your first step with Reverse Engineering at PASCAL using Binwalk! Excuse yourself and set up a proxy with Burp Suite! Breath deep and sniff packets with Kismet! Enjoy these puns and more, in person with MrDe4d, Cylon, Wireglitch and the rest of the misfit hackers of PDX this Saturday!

After (and probably during) this presentation, we will, as presenters and attendees, decide on which tool (or framework) to focus on for this bi-monthly workshop. We will set aside time to answer questions, and hold demonstrations of each utility discussed. This is all about what YOU want to learn!! The future workshop will be scheduled after all Q&A and demos are complete and will take place 2 weeks after, at which point we will continue the series until we have completed a thorough review of each tool.
Questions? please email MrD34d--> [masked] or Cylon--> [masked]. We can also be found on the encrypted messaging app called Wire, which is available for desktop, Android and Apple devices (@mrdead or @wireglitch for invites to the PASCAL channel.)
PASCAL has snacks and drinks for some dollars and cents, though everyone is welcome to bring their own food and drink.
Final Note: if you RSVP and are no longer able to make it, please do take the time to change your RSVP so that someone else may attend, even if it is only an hour before! Thanks!

Website
Saturday
Oct 27, 2018
PASCAL Hackerspace - Tools That Pwn: A Hacker Symposium
PASCAL

This Saturday at PASCAL we are offering a Hacker Symposium of sorts, featuring a few handy tools of the trade as well as two major frameworks often used in developing exploits and attacking systems or networks. We will be surveying several of the tools that are part of Kali, and easy to install on any Debian derived distro. It seems many folks, sometimes even the professionals already hip deep in the field of tech, are unaware of the power their packages wield! The wild hacker kidz at PASCAL are going to show you how to get started with packaged/pre-loaded tools like Burp Suite, Binwalk, Wireshark, Kismet and will also provide you with an overview of the Metasploit and Volatility frameworks. Come take your first step with Reverse Engineering at PASCAL using Binwalk! Excuse yourself and set up a proxy with Burp Suite! Breath deep and sniff packets with Kismet! Enjoy these puns and more, in person with MrDe4d, Cylon, Wireglitch and the rest of the misfit hackers of PDX this Saturday!

After (and probably during) this presentation, we will, as presenters and attendees, decide on which tool (or framework) to focus on for a new bi-monthly workshop. We will set aside time to answer questions, and hold demonstrations of each utility discussed. This is all about what YOU want to learn!! The future workshop will be scheduled after all Q&A and demos are complete and will take place 2-4 weeks after, at which point we will continue the series until we have completed a thorough review of each tool.
Questions? please email MrD34d--> [masked] or Cylon--> [masked]. We can also be found on the encrypted messaging app called Wire, which is available for desktop, Android and Apple devices (@mrdead or @wireglitch for invites to the PASCAL channel.)
PASCAL has snacks and drinks for some dollars and cents, though everyone is welcome to bring their own food and drink.
Final Note: if you RSVP and are no longer able to make it, please do take the time to change your RSVP so that someone else may attend, even if it is only an hour before! Thanks!

Website
Saturday
Dec 1, 2018
PASCAL Hackerspace - Tools That Pwn: A Hacker Symposium
PASCAL

This Saturday at PASCAL we are offering a Hacker Symposium of sorts, featuring a few handy tools of the trade as well as two major frameworks often used in developing exploits and attacking systems or networks. We will be surveying several of the tools that are part of Kali, and easy to install on any Debian derived distro. It seems many folks, sometimes even the professionals already hip deep in the field of tech, are unaware of the power their packages wield! The wild hacker kidz at PASCAL are going to show you how to get started with packaged/pre-loaded tools like Burp Suite, Binwalk, Wireshark, Kismet and will also provide you with an overview of the Metasploit and Volatility frameworks. Come take your first step with Reverse Engineering at PASCAL using Binwalk! Excuse yourself and set up a proxy with Burp Suite! Breath deep and sniff packets with Kismet! Enjoy these puns and more, in person with MrDe4d, Cylon, Wireglitch and the rest of the misfit hackers of PDX this Saturday!

We will set aside time to answer questions, and hold demonstrations of each utility discussed. This is all about what YOU want to learn!! The future workshop will be scheduled after all Q&A and demos are complete and will take place 2-4 weeks after, at which point we will continue the series until we have completed a thorough review of each tool.
Questions? please email MrDe4d--> [masked] or Cylon--> [masked]. We can also be found on the encrypted messaging app called Wire, which is available for desktop, Android and Apple devices (@mrdead or @wireglitch for invites to the PASCAL channel.)
PASCAL has snacks and drinks for some dollars and cents, though everyone is welcome to bring their own food and drink.
Final Note: if you RSVP and are no longer able to make it, please do take the time to change your RSVP so that someone else may attend, even if it is only an hour before! Thanks!

Website
Saturday
Jan 26, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - Tools That Pwn: A Hacker Symposium
PASCAL

This Saturday at PASCAL we are offering a Hacker Symposium of sorts, featuring a few handy tools of the trade as well as two major frameworks often used in developing exploits and attacking systems or networks. We will be surveying several of the tools that are part of Kali, and easy to install on any Debian derived distro. It seems many folks, sometimes even the professionals already hip deep in the field of tech, are unaware of the power their packages wield! The wild hacker kidz at PASCAL are going to show you how to get started with packaged/pre-loaded tools like Burp Suite, Binwalk, Wireshark, Kismet and will also provide you with an overview of the Metasploit and Volatility frameworks. Come take your first step with Reverse Engineering at PASCAL using Binwalk! Excuse yourself and set up a proxy with Burp Suite! Breath deep and sniff packets with Kismet! Enjoy these puns and more, in person with Cylon and the rest of the misfit hackers of PDX!

We will set aside time to answer questions, and hold demonstrations of each utility discussed. This is all about what YOU want to learn!! Questions? please email Cylon--> [masked]. PASCAL also has a Discord server as means of communication regarding upcoming events, news in infosec and memes (inquire within).
If you RSVP and are no longer able to make it, please do take the time to change your RSVP so that someone else may attend, even if it is only an hour before! Thanks!

Website
Saturday
Feb 2, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - Tools That Pwn: A Hacker Symposium
PASCAL

This Saturday at PASCAL we are offering a Hacker Symposium of sorts, featuring a few handy tools of the trade as well as two major frameworks often used in developing exploits and attacking systems or networks. We will be surveying several of the tools that are part of Kali, and easy to install on any Debian derived distro. It seems many folks, sometimes even the professionals already hip deep in the field of tech, are unaware of the power their packages wield! The wild hacker kidz at PASCAL are going to show you how to get started with packaged/pre-loaded tools like Burp Suite, Binwalk, Wireshark, Kismet and will also provide you with an overview of the Metasploit and Volatility frameworks. Come take your first step with Reverse Engineering at PASCAL using Binwalk! Excuse yourself and set up a proxy with Burp Suite! Breath deep and sniff packets with Kismet! Enjoy these puns and more, in person with Cylon and the rest of the misfit hackers of PDX!

We will set aside time to answer questions, and hold demonstrations of each utility discussed. This is all about what YOU want to learn!! Questions? please email Cylon--> [masked]. PASCAL also has a Discord server as means of communication regarding upcoming events, news in infosec and memes (inquire within).
If you RSVP and are no longer able to make it, please do take the time to change your RSVP so that someone else may attend, even if it is only an hour before! Thanks!

Website
Saturday
Feb 9, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - Tools That Pwn: A Hacker Symposium
PASCAL

This Saturday at PASCAL we are offering a Hacker Symposium of sorts, featuring a few handy tools of the trade as well as two major frameworks often used in developing exploits and attacking systems or networks. We will be surveying several of the tools that are part of Kali, and easy to install on any Debian derived distro. It seems many folks, sometimes even the professionals already hip deep in the field of tech, are unaware of the power their packages wield! The wild hacker kidz at PASCAL are going to show you how to get started with packaged/pre-loaded tools like Burp Suite, Binwalk, Wireshark, Kismet and will also provide you with an overview of the Metasploit and Volatility frameworks. Come take your first step with Reverse Engineering at PASCAL using Binwalk! Excuse yourself and set up a proxy with Burp Suite! Breath deep and sniff packets with Kismet! Enjoy these puns and more, in person with Cylon and the rest of the misfit hackers of PDX!

We will set aside time to answer questions, and hold demonstrations of each utility discussed. This is all about what YOU want to learn!! Questions? please email Cylon--> [masked]. PASCAL also has a Discord server as means of communication regarding upcoming events, news in infosec and memes (inquire within).
If you RSVP and are no longer able to make it, please do take the time to change your RSVP so that someone else may attend, even if it is only an hour before! Thanks!

Website
Saturday
Feb 16, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - Tools That Pwn: A Hacker Symposium
PASCAL

This Saturday at PASCAL we are offering a Hacker Symposium of sorts, featuring a few handy tools of the trade as well as two major frameworks often used in developing exploits and attacking systems or networks. We will be surveying several of the tools that are part of Kali, and easy to install on any Debian derived distro. It seems many folks, sometimes even the professionals already hip deep in the field of tech, are unaware of the power their packages wield! The wild hacker kidz at PASCAL are going to show you how to get started with packaged/pre-loaded tools like Burp Suite, Binwalk, Wireshark, Kismet and will also provide you with an overview of the Metasploit and Volatility frameworks. Come take your first step with Reverse Engineering at PASCAL using Binwalk! Excuse yourself and set up a proxy with Burp Suite! Breath deep and sniff packets with Kismet! Enjoy these puns and more, in person with Cylon and the rest of the misfit hackers of PDX!

We will set aside time to answer questions, and hold demonstrations of each utility discussed. This is all about what YOU want to learn!! Questions? please email Cylon--> [masked]. PASCAL also has a Discord server as means of communication regarding upcoming events, news in infosec and memes (inquire within).
If you RSVP and are no longer able to make it, please do take the time to change your RSVP so that someone else may attend, even if it is only an hour before! Thanks!

Website
Saturday
Feb 23, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - Tools That Pwn: A Hacker Symposium
PASCAL

This Saturday at PASCAL we are offering a Hacker Symposium of sorts, featuring a few handy tools of the trade as well as two major frameworks often used in developing exploits and attacking systems or networks. We will be surveying several of the tools that are part of Kali, and easy to install on any Debian derived distro. It seems many folks, sometimes even the professionals already hip deep in the field of tech, are unaware of the power their packages wield! The wild hacker kidz at PASCAL are going to show you how to get started with packaged/pre-loaded tools like Burp Suite, Binwalk, Wireshark, Kismet and will also provide you with an overview of the Metasploit and Volatility frameworks. Come take your first step with Reverse Engineering at PASCAL using Binwalk! Excuse yourself and set up a proxy with Burp Suite! Breath deep and sniff packets with Kismet! Enjoy these puns and more, in person with Cylon and the rest of the misfit hackers of PDX!

We will set aside time to answer questions, and hold demonstrations of each utility discussed. This is all about what YOU want to learn!! Questions? please email Cylon--> [masked]. PASCAL also has a Discord server as means of communication regarding upcoming events, news in infosec and memes (inquire within).
If you RSVP and are no longer able to make it, please do take the time to change your RSVP so that someone else may attend, even if it is only an hour before! Thanks!

Website
Saturday
Mar 2, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - Tools That Pwn: A Hacker Symposium
PASCAL

This Saturday at PASCAL we are offering a Hacker Symposium of sorts, featuring a few handy tools of the trade as well as two major frameworks often used in developing exploits and attacking systems or networks. We will be surveying several of the tools that are part of Kali, and easy to install on any Debian derived distro. It seems many folks, sometimes even the professionals already hip deep in the field of tech, are unaware of the power their packages wield! The wild hacker kidz at PASCAL are going to show you how to get started with packaged/pre-loaded tools like Burp Suite, Binwalk, Wireshark, Kismet and will also provide you with an overview of the Metasploit and Volatility frameworks. Come take your first step with Reverse Engineering at PASCAL using Binwalk! Excuse yourself and set up a proxy with Burp Suite! Breath deep and sniff packets with Kismet! Enjoy these puns and more, in person with Cylon and the rest of the misfit hackers of PDX!

We will set aside time to answer questions, and hold demonstrations of each utility discussed. This is all about what YOU want to learn!! Questions? please email Cylon--> [masked]. PASCAL also has a Discord server as means of communication regarding upcoming events, news in infosec and memes (inquire within).
If you RSVP and are no longer able to make it, please do take the time to change your RSVP so that someone else may attend, even if it is only an hour before! Thanks!

Website
Saturday
Mar 9, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - Tools That Pwn: A Hacker Symposium
PASCAL

This Saturday at PASCAL we are offering a Hacker Symposium of sorts, featuring a few handy tools of the trade as well as two major frameworks often used in developing exploits and attacking systems or networks. We will be surveying several of the tools that are part of Kali, and easy to install on any Debian derived distro. It seems many folks, sometimes even the professionals already hip deep in the field of tech, are unaware of the power their packages wield! The wild hacker kidz at PASCAL are going to show you how to get started with packaged/pre-loaded tools like Burp Suite, Binwalk, Wireshark, Kismet and will also provide you with an overview of the Metasploit and Volatility frameworks. Come take your first step with Reverse Engineering at PASCAL using Binwalk! Excuse yourself and set up a proxy with Burp Suite! Breath deep and sniff packets with Kismet! Enjoy these puns and more, in person with Cylon and the rest of the misfit hackers of PDX!

We will set aside time to answer questions, and hold demonstrations of each utility discussed. This is all about what YOU want to learn!! Questions? please email Cylon--> [masked]. PASCAL also has a Discord server as means of communication regarding upcoming events, news in infosec and memes (inquire within).
If you RSVP and are no longer able to make it, please do take the time to change your RSVP so that someone else may attend, even if it is only an hour before! Thanks!

Website
Saturday
Mar 16, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - Tools That Pwn: A Hacker Symposium
PASCAL

This Saturday at PASCAL we are offering a Hacker Symposium of sorts, featuring a few handy tools of the trade as well as two major frameworks often used in developing exploits and attacking systems or networks. We will be surveying several of the tools that are part of Kali, and easy to install on any Debian derived distro. It seems many folks, sometimes even the professionals already hip deep in the field of tech, are unaware of the power their packages wield! The wild hacker kidz at PASCAL are going to show you how to get started with packaged/pre-loaded tools like Burp Suite, Binwalk, Wireshark, Kismet and will also provide you with an overview of the Metasploit and Volatility frameworks. Come take your first step with Reverse Engineering at PASCAL using Binwalk! Excuse yourself and set up a proxy with Burp Suite! Breath deep and sniff packets with Kismet! Enjoy these puns and more, in person with Cylon and the rest of the misfit hackers of PDX!

We will set aside time to answer questions, and hold demonstrations of each utility discussed. This is all about what YOU want to learn!! Questions? please email Cylon--> [masked]. PASCAL also has a Discord server as means of communication regarding upcoming events, news in infosec and memes (inquire within).
If you RSVP and are no longer able to make it, please do take the time to change your RSVP so that someone else may attend, even if it is only an hour before! Thanks!

Website
Saturday
Mar 23, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - Tools That Pwn: A Hacker Symposium
PASCAL

This Saturday at PASCAL we are offering a Hacker Symposium of sorts, featuring a few handy tools of the trade as well as two major frameworks often used in developing exploits and attacking systems or networks. We will be surveying several of the tools that are part of Kali, and easy to install on any Debian derived distro. It seems many folks, sometimes even the professionals already hip deep in the field of tech, are unaware of the power their packages wield! The wild hacker kidz at PASCAL are going to show you how to get started with packaged/pre-loaded tools like Burp Suite, Binwalk, Wireshark, Kismet and will also provide you with an overview of the Metasploit and Volatility frameworks. Come take your first step with Reverse Engineering at PASCAL using Binwalk! Excuse yourself and set up a proxy with Burp Suite! Breath deep and sniff packets with Kismet! Enjoy these puns and more, in person with Cylon and the rest of the misfit hackers of PDX!

We will set aside time to answer questions, and hold demonstrations of each utility discussed. This is all about what YOU want to learn!! Questions? please email Cylon--> [masked]. PASCAL also has a Discord server as means of communication regarding upcoming events, news in infosec and memes (inquire within).
If you RSVP and are no longer able to make it, please do take the time to change your RSVP so that someone else may attend, even if it is only an hour before! Thanks!

Website
Saturday
Mar 30, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - Tools That Pwn: A Hacker Symposium

This Saturday at PASCAL we are offering a Hacker Symposium of sorts, featuring a few handy tools of the trade as well as two major frameworks often used in developing exploits and attacking systems or networks. We will be surveying several of the tools that are part of Kali, and easy to install on any Debian derived distro. It seems many folks, sometimes even the professionals already hip deep in the field of tech, are unaware of the power their packages wield! The wild hacker kidz at PASCAL are going to show you how to get started with packaged/pre-loaded tools like Burp Suite, Binwalk, Wireshark, Kismet and will also provide you with an overview of the Metasploit and Volatility frameworks. Come take your first step with Reverse Engineering at PASCAL using Binwalk! Excuse yourself and set up a proxy with Burp Suite! Breath deep and sniff packets with Kismet! Enjoy these puns and more, in person with Cylon and the rest of the misfit hackers of PDX!

We will set aside time to answer questions, and hold demonstrations of each utility discussed. This is all about what YOU want to learn!! Questions? please email Cylon--> [masked]. PASCAL also has a Discord server as means of communication regarding upcoming events, news in infosec and memes (inquire within).
If you RSVP and are no longer able to make it, please do take the time to change your RSVP so that someone else may attend, even if it is only an hour before! Thanks!

Website
Saturday
Apr 6, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - Tools That Pwn: A Hacker Symposium
PASCAL

This Saturday at PASCAL we are offering a Hacker Symposium of sorts, featuring a few handy tools of the trade as well as two major frameworks often used in developing exploits and attacking systems or networks. We will be surveying several of the tools that are part of Kali, and easy to install on any Debian derived distro. It seems many folks, sometimes even the professionals already hip deep in the field of tech, are unaware of the power their packages wield! The wild hacker kidz at PASCAL are going to show you how to get started with packaged/pre-loaded tools like Burp Suite, Binwalk, Wireshark, Kismet and will also provide you with an overview of the Metasploit and Volatility frameworks. Come take your first step with Reverse Engineering at PASCAL using Binwalk! Excuse yourself and set up a proxy with Burp Suite! Breath deep and sniff packets with Kismet! Enjoy these puns and more, in person with Cylon and the rest of the misfit hackers of PDX!

We will set aside time to answer questions, and hold demonstrations of each utility discussed. This is all about what YOU want to learn!! Questions? please email Cylon--> [masked]. PASCAL also has a Discord server as means of communication regarding upcoming events, news in infosec and memes (inquire within).
If you RSVP and are no longer able to make it, please do take the time to change your RSVP so that someone else may attend, even if it is only an hour before! Thanks!

Website
Saturday
Apr 20, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - Tools That Pwn: A Hacker Symposium
PASCAL

This Saturday at PASCAL we are offering a Hacker Symposium of sorts, featuring a few handy tools of the trade as well as two major frameworks often used in developing exploits and attacking systems or networks. We will be surveying several of the tools that are part of Kali, and easy to install on any Debian derived distro. It seems many folks, sometimes even the professionals already hip deep in the field of tech, are unaware of the power their packages wield! The wild hacker kidz at PASCAL are going to show you how to get started with packaged/pre-loaded tools like Burp Suite, Binwalk, Wireshark, Kismet and will also provide you with an overview of the Metasploit and Volatility frameworks. Come take your first step with Reverse Engineering at PASCAL using Binwalk! Excuse yourself and set up a proxy with Burp Suite! Breath deep and sniff packets with Kismet! Enjoy these puns and more, in person with Cylon and the rest of the misfit hackers of PDX!

We will set aside time to answer questions, and hold demonstrations of each utility discussed. This is all about what YOU want to learn!! Questions? please email Cylon--> [masked]. PASCAL also has a Discord server as means of communication regarding upcoming events, news in infosec and memes (inquire within).
If you RSVP and are no longer able to make it, please do take the time to change your RSVP so that someone else may attend, even if it is only an hour before! Thanks!

Website
Saturday
Apr 27, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - Tools That Pwn: A Hacker Symposium
PASCAL

This Saturday at PASCAL we are offering a Hacker Symposium of sorts, featuring a few handy tools of the trade as well as two major frameworks often used in developing exploits and attacking systems or networks. We will be surveying several of the tools that are part of Kali, and easy to install on any Debian derived distro. It seems many folks, sometimes even the professionals already hip deep in the field of tech, are unaware of the power their packages wield! The wild hacker kidz at PASCAL are going to show you how to get started with packaged/pre-loaded tools like Burp Suite, Binwalk, Wireshark, Kismet and will also provide you with an overview of the Metasploit and Volatility frameworks. Come take your first step with Reverse Engineering at PASCAL using Binwalk! Excuse yourself and set up a proxy with Burp Suite! Breath deep and sniff packets with Kismet! Enjoy these puns and more, in person with Cylon and the rest of the misfit hackers of PDX!

We will set aside time to answer questions, and hold demonstrations of each utility discussed. This is all about what YOU want to learn!! Questions? please email Cylon--> [masked]. PASCAL also has a Discord server as means of communication regarding upcoming events, news in infosec and memes (inquire within).
If you RSVP and are no longer able to make it, please do take the time to change your RSVP so that someone else may attend, even if it is only an hour before! Thanks!

Website
Saturday
May 4, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - Tools That Pwn: A Hacker Symposium
PASCAL

This Saturday at PASCAL we are offering a Hacker Symposium of sorts, featuring a few handy tools of the trade as well as two major frameworks often used in developing exploits and attacking systems or networks. We will be surveying several of the tools that are part of Kali, and easy to install on any Debian derived distro. It seems many folks, sometimes even the professionals already hip deep in the field of tech, are unaware of the power their packages wield! The wild hacker kidz at PASCAL are going to show you how to get started with packaged/pre-loaded tools like Burp Suite, Binwalk, Wireshark, Kismet and will also provide you with an overview of the Metasploit and Volatility frameworks. Come take your first step with Reverse Engineering at PASCAL using Binwalk! Excuse yourself and set up a proxy with Burp Suite! Breath deep and sniff packets with Kismet! Enjoy these puns and more, in person with Cylon and the rest of the misfit hackers of PDX!

We will set aside time to answer questions, and hold demonstrations of each utility discussed. This is all about what YOU want to learn!! Questions? please email Cylon--> [masked]. PASCAL also has a Discord server as means of communication regarding upcoming events, news in infosec and memes (inquire within).
If you RSVP and are no longer able to make it, please do take the time to change your RSVP so that someone else may attend, even if it is only an hour before! Thanks!

Website
Saturday
May 11, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - Tools That Pwn: A Hacker Symposium
PASCAL

This Saturday at PASCAL we are offering a Hacker Symposium of sorts, featuring a few handy tools of the trade as well as two major frameworks often used in developing exploits and attacking systems or networks. We will be surveying several of the tools that are part of Kali, and easy to install on any Debian derived distro. It seems many folks, sometimes even the professionals already hip deep in the field of tech, are unaware of the power their packages wield! The wild hacker kidz at PASCAL are going to show you how to get started with packaged/pre-loaded tools like Burp Suite, Binwalk, Wireshark, Kismet and will also provide you with an overview of the Metasploit and Volatility frameworks. Come take your first step with Reverse Engineering at PASCAL using Binwalk! Excuse yourself and set up a proxy with Burp Suite! Breath deep and sniff packets with Kismet! Enjoy these puns and more, in person with Cylon and the rest of the misfit hackers of PDX!

We will set aside time to answer questions, and hold demonstrations of each utility discussed. This is all about what YOU want to learn!! Questions? please email Cylon--> [masked]. PASCAL also has a Discord server as means of communication regarding upcoming events, news in infosec and memes (inquire within).
If you RSVP and are no longer able to make it, please do take the time to change your RSVP so that someone else may attend, even if it is only an hour before! Thanks!

Website
PASCAL Hackerspace - Tools That Pwn: A Hacker Symposium
PASCAL

This Saturday at PASCAL we are offering a Hacker Symposium of sorts, featuring a few handy tools of the trade as well as two major frameworks often used in developing exploits and attacking systems or networks. We will be surveying several of the tools that are part of Kali, and easy to install on any Debian derived distro. It seems many folks, sometimes even the professionals already hip deep in the field of tech, are unaware of the power their packages wield! The wild hacker kidz at PASCAL are going to show you how to get started with packaged/pre-loaded tools like Burp Suite, Binwalk, Wireshark, Kismet and will also provide you with an overview of the Metasploit and Volatility frameworks. Come take your first step with Reverse Engineering at PASCAL using Binwalk! Excuse yourself and set up a proxy with Burp Suite! Breath deep and sniff packets with Kismet! Enjoy these puns and more, in person with Cylon and the rest of the misfit hackers of PDX!

We will set aside time to answer questions, and hold demonstrations of each utility discussed. This is all about what YOU want to learn!! Questions? please email Cylon--> [masked]. PASCAL also has a Discord server as means of communication regarding upcoming events, news in infosec and memes (inquire within).
If you RSVP and are no longer able to make it, please do take the time to change your RSVP so that someone else may attend, even if it is only an hour before! Thanks!

Website
Saturday
May 18, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - Tools That Pwn: A Hacker Symposium
PASCAL

This Saturday at PASCAL we are offering a Hacker Symposium of sorts, featuring a few handy tools of the trade as well as two major frameworks often used in developing exploits and attacking systems or networks. We will be surveying several of the tools that are part of Kali, and easy to install on any Debian derived distro. It seems many folks, sometimes even the professionals already hip deep in the field of tech, are unaware of the power their packages wield! The wild hacker kidz at PASCAL are going to show you how to get started with packaged/pre-loaded tools like Burp Suite, Binwalk, Wireshark, Kismet and will also provide you with an overview of the Metasploit and Volatility frameworks. Come take your first step with Reverse Engineering at PASCAL using Binwalk! Excuse yourself and set up a proxy with Burp Suite! Breath deep and sniff packets with Kismet! Enjoy these puns and more, in person with Cylon and the rest of the misfit hackers of PDX!

We will set aside time to answer questions, and hold demonstrations of each utility discussed. This is all about what YOU want to learn!! Questions? please email Cylon--> [masked]. PASCAL also has a Discord server as means of communication regarding upcoming events, news in infosec and memes (inquire within).
If you RSVP and are no longer able to make it, please do take the time to change your RSVP so that someone else may attend, even if it is only an hour before! Thanks!

Website
Wednesday
Mar 13, 2019
PASCAL Hackerspace - Waffle 0day Jubilee
PASCAL

Waffle 0day is upon us!

Come celebrate the superiority of this human food in all of its square glory. Pancakes? pfft. Crepes? sac de barf. Lefse? lolwut. Waffles are the preferred and unofficial dietary supplement of hackers in the Portland area, and this day is to commemorate our life long dedication to the Square Beyond Compare (huh? what's that? some waffles are round you say? Guess what- they're still comprised of many smaller squares! Deal with it!).

Members of PASCAL will be providing waffle noms and beverages, bringing their best batter and facing off with other Titans of the Square in the March edition of Waffle 0day Jubilee!

There will also be music or a movie, games and fun/bizarre conversation centering around topics such as "Why Pancakes are the Inferior Multidimensional Array", "Why Crepes Don't Stack Up", and "Why Stack and Array Puns are on the Rise".

Be there, or be symmetrically quadrilateral.

Website
Tuesday
Aug 25, 2009
PDX Django
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

PDX Django (a user group devoted to Django, the Python web framework) is having their first event that doesn't entirely revolve around beer or lunch. We'll have a few presentations and discussions.

Website
Wednesday
Oct 21, 2009
PDX Django
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

PDX Django (a user group devoted to Django, the Python web framework) is having it's second meeting. The content is still evolving; check the mailing list for updates.

Website
Wednesday
Nov 18, 2009
PDX Django
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

PDX Django (a user group devoted to Django, the Python web framework) is having another meeting.

This month Joshua Drake will walk us through 10 things you can do to tune PostgreSQL for your web app. Here's his description:

  • I am a Django Developer
  • I know exactly snot about being a DBA
  • What are the 10 best bang for the buck parameters I can change to make PostgreSQL go zip and how do I decide what to change those parameters to?

Adam Lowry will warm up with a report about an experiment Brett Carter and I did using SQLAlchemy's connection pool with Django, and how it affects per-request latency.

Website
Wednesday
Feb 17, 2010
PDX Django February Meeting
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

Despite missing December and January, February's PDX Django meeting looks like a great one. We have one short and one medium talk scheduled -- if you'd like to do a 5 minute or so talk on a tool, problem, or feature, why not let us know?

It's also the day before PyCon starts, so we might just chat about what looks interesting there.

The talks:

  • Dermot Maty on a problem he had with Proxy Models, and how he solved it

  • Michael Richardson will be previewing a talk he's giving at DjangoSki. Here's the summary from their talks page:

"Michael is a cofounder at Urban Airship where he spends his day working on a RESTful API to deliver notifications and in-app content to mobile devices. His talk, "RESTful APIs with Django and Piston," pulls from Urban Airship's experience and goes through creating an API in Django with Piston along with pitfalls you may experience along the way.

Michael was also the developer behind the massive Django-powered meat conglomerate bacn.com until it was sold earlier this year. Bac'n did not, sadly, have an API."

The meeting will be at 7pm at PIE, 1227 NW Davis St (directly opposite the North Face store -- look for the big brown armchairs in the window.

Website
Wednesday
Mar 17, 2010
PDX Django March Meeting
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

March's PDX Django meeting will be a bit informal.

Adam Lowry will show a little bit of Celery, the distributed task processor, which is used to easily write and run offline tasks to be run outside the web request.

In addition there will surely be discussion and beverage.

Website
Wednesday
May 19, 2010
PDX Django May Meeting
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

Our next meeting is Wednesday, May 19th, at the usual place & time: 7pm at PIE (1227 NW Davis St). This week we'll hear from Lennon Day-Reynolds about his in-house model migration library, and from Jeff "rozwell" Kistler about fromagerie [1], his private package index reusable app. In addition, we're putting together a few lightning talks covering some of the things new in Django 1.2 [2].

So far we've got Chris McDonald on what's new in the feed class, myself on the new CSRF protection system, and Dermot Maty on Multi-DB. We've got room for a couple more, so why not add your name to the list?

Adam

[1] http://bitbucket.org/jeffkistler/fromagerie/ [2] http://docs.djangoproject.com/en/dev/releases/1.2/

Website
Tuesday
Jul 22, 2014
PDX EdTech
Coursetto

Focused on the technologies and businesses growing in the EdTech space for designers, developers, content creators, and business leaders.

Website
Thursday
Jan 16, 2014
PDX Hardware Startup Meetup
Crowd Supply

This is a group for anyone interested in hardware startups. What that means, if you are involved with building products that you can touch and feel, then this group is for you. It could be electronics, teddy bears, plastics, you name it, if it is a physical product you belong here. The intent is to bring together like-mined entrepreneurs, tinkerers, industry experts, and others so that we can form a network where you can find the expertise and resources to help make your products happen.

Website
Friday
Jun 25, 2010
PDX Net2 Camp
Jupiter Hotel

About PDX Net2 Camp PDX Net2 Camp is an event focused on intersecting technology and social impact -- right here in Portland. It's a gathering for participants to learn, share insights and build sustainable collaborations in an open environment. Participant-driven topics will will explore how technology can advance...

  • Program Delivery
  • Communications
  • Fundraising
  • Advocacy
  • Community Organizing
  • and more!

Who should attend this camp? This camp is for nonprofit/ngo leaders, designers, developers, advocacy groups, fundraising professionals, communications specialists, and entrepreneurs. ...and anyone else who wants to contribute, brainstorm and discover ideas for creating social change through the use of technology.

Event Details When: Friday, June 25th, 9:30am - 3:00pm Where: DreamBOX @ the Jupiter Hotel, 800 East Burnside Street, Portland, OR Cost: Free!!!

Register at http://pdxnet2camp.eventbrite.com/

Stay Tuned for More Details... Details will be posted on PDX Net2 Camp wiki at http://pdxnet2camp.pbworks.com/.

Website
Thursday
Oct 11, 2018
PDX Tech + Pong - October Tech + Pong - AltSource Recruiting Open House
AltSource HQ

Recruiting Open House and PDX Tech + Pong

We have a very special twist on our usual Tech + Pong event for October. Come join us on October 11th for Happy Hour to celebrate the opening of the new AltSource headquarters in SE Portland!

If you currently work for a local tech company, are looking for a new job opportunity in tech, or if you are looking for ways to get more involved with the tech community here in Portland, this recruiting and networking event is for you! It’s a great opportunity to speak with hiring managers in a casual environment and learn more about the job openings at both Altsource and The Dyrt. Plus, there will be food, drinks, a DJ, giveaways and the usual ping-pong tournament!

This event is completely free, but please RSVP so we can get a head count for food and drinks.

Time:
5:00 Doors Open & Happy Hour
5:30 Tournament Kick Off

Tournament:
Bring $5 cash for the winner-takes-all ping-pong tournament if you want to play! Check out the tournament rules https://www.meetup.com/PDX-Tech-Pong/events/249548412/

Location:
1120 SE Madison St. Portland OR 97214 (entrance on 12th and Hawthorne)

Sponsors:
AltSource is a custom software development company.
AltSource is hiring! Check out the AltSource careers page. (https://www.altsrc.net/Careers/?ref=JoinAltSource)

The Dyrt (think like Yelp for camping) - gives away outdoor gear for user submitted campground reviews. The Dyrt is looking Ember developers, React Native Mobile Developers and a UI/UX Designer (https://blog.thedyrt.com/jobs/working-at-the-dyrt/)

Website
Wednesday
Jan 2, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

CrowdCompass is thrilled to be pulling together this PDX Tech + Pong Meet-up. We want to be a catalyst in the PDX tech community that facilitates great conversations within fun social environments.

Website
Wednesday
Jan 9, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
CorSource

CorSource is a proud partner of the PDX Tech + Pong Meet-up Group. CorSource offers strategic consulting, development services and technical staffing. Located in SW Portland, their doors will be open to the PDX tech community.

Website
Wednesday
Jan 16, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
AltSource

AltSource is a driven software development team focused on delivering custom applications of exceptional quality across any enterprise. Located in SE Portland, AltSource will be opening their doors to the PDX tech community for some Ping-Pong and conversation.

Website
Wednesday
Jan 23, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
New Relic

New Relic helps developers pinpoint and solve performance issues in Ruby, Java, .NET, PHP and Python apps with real user, application and server monitoring. Based in SW Portland, New Relic will be opening their doors to the PDX tech community for some Ping-Pong and conversation.

Website
Wednesday
Jan 30, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

CrowdCompass is thrilled to be pulling together this PDX Tech + Pong Meet-up. We want to be a catalyst in the PDX tech community that facilitates great conversations within fun social environments.

Website
Wednesday
Feb 6, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

CrowdCompass is thrilled to be pulling together this PDX Tech + Pong Meet-up. We want to be a catalyst in the PDX tech community that facilitates great conversations within fun social environments.

Website
Wednesday
Feb 13, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
CorSource

CorSource is a proud partner of the PDX Tech + Pong Meet-up Group. CorSource offers strategic consulting, development services and technical staffing. Located in SW Portland, their doors will be open to the PDX tech community.

Website
Wednesday
Feb 20, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
AltSource

AltSource is a driven software development team focused on delivering custom applications of exceptional quality across any enterprise. Located in SE Portland, AltSource will be opening their doors to the PDX tech community for some Ping-Pong and conversation.

Website
Wednesday
Feb 27, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
New Relic

New Relic helps developers pinpoint and solve performance issues in Ruby, Java, .NET, PHP and Python apps with real user, application and server monitoring. Based in SW Portland, New Relic will be opening their doors to the PDX tech community for some Ping-Pong and conversation.

Website
Wednesday
Mar 6, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

CrowdCompass is thrilled to be pulling together this PDX Tech + Pong Meet-up. We want to be a catalyst in the PDX tech community that facilitates great conversations within fun social environments.

Website
Tuesday
Dec 13, 2011
PDX Tech4Good Holiday Gathering
Mercy Corps Action Center

Join us to rub elbows with nonprofits & social good businesses who want to use technology to make Portland a better place to live!

We'll be talking about what types of meetups we want to have in 2012 and we'll also be raffling off some great prizes!

Website
Tuesday
Sep 27, 2011
PDX Tech4Good Round Table
Mercy Corps Action Center

It’s the PDXTech4Good Back-to-School Special! Our September meetup offers three roundtables for a lively show and tell session on a topic of your choosing. Just like the first day of school, PDXTech4Good will focus the first fall session on getting to know you and your organization. We invite you to bring an idea, challenge, solution, or tip to share in one of three suggested breakouts—websites, databases, and social media. Got a topic not included in one of the breakouts? Bring it and we will work it into the mix.

Website
Tuesday
Aug 22, 2017
PDX WIT #Action - Oregon State Legislature Panel
Stoel Rives LLP 760 Southwest 9th Avenue, Portland, OR

Join our Oregon State Representatives and Senators in August for an educational panel on state government. While national legislators grab headlines, state legislators are doing the hard work of local governance.

As we voted in February, many of our key issues like civil rights, women’s health, education, homelessness and transportation are actually most influenced at the state level.

The Oregon State government is at the forefront of policies that impact our daily lives. We’ll discuss how lawmaking is segmented by the national, state, and local level;, how state governments enact policy; how public opinion influences state policy; and how our key issues are playing out at the state level.

Agenda: 5:30pm – Doors Open 6:00pm – Panel Begins 7:00pm - Networking

The following Oregon State Representatives and Senators will be joining us:

Representative Tawna Sanchez (District 43): Rep Sanchez represents North and NE Portland. She’s a Vice-Chair of the Human Services and Housing Committee, a member of the Judiciary Committee, and Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on Public Safety.

Representative Janelle Bynum (District 51): Rep Bynum represents East Portland, Damascus, Gresham, Boring, North Clackamas, and Happy Valley. She is the Vice Chair for the Committee on Business and Labor and is a member of the Early Childhood and Family Supports and Higher Education and Workforce Development committee.

Senator Chuck Thomsen (District 26): Senator Thompson represents Hood River. He’s the vice chair of Committee On Business and Transportation and is a member of the of Ways and Means and Legislative Policy and Research committees.

Representative Janeen A. Sollman (District 30): Rep. Sollman represents Hillsboro. She is a member of the House Committee On Education and Committee On Higher Education and Workforce Development.

We will lead the panel in a discussion of state government and then open it up to audience questions, so come prepared with any questions.

Website
Thursday
Jun 8, 2017
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) CryptoParty
Puppet 308 Southwest 2nd Avenue, 5th Floor, Portland, OR 97204

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

With increased regulations for ISPs to track consumer data and the ever-present possibility for fraud, keeping our internet activity private is more important than ever. CryptoParty is a decentralized movement with events happening all over the world. The goal is to pass on knowledge about protecting yourself in the digital space.

Join Bhavna Soman of Intel, Justin Mitzimberg of Cylance and Information Security professionals from all over Portland as they cover secure browsing, password security and management, two-factor authentication, and setting up VPNs to protect your privacy. They will also be available to discuss any advanced questions or specific issues.

CryptoParties are free and open for everyone, but are especially valuable to ​those without prior knowledge and haven't yet attended one.

To try the tools and apps directly at the CryptoParty, bring your laptop or smartphone.

Puppet Event Code of Conduct: https://docs.puppet.com/community/community_guidelines.html#event-code-of-conduct

Purpose: PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

Website
Thursday
May 18, 2017
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event
Urban Studio

** Please RSVP on Eventbrite HERE **

Join us for happy hour at Urban Studio, sponsored by Lyft and in partnership with Tech Ladies!

As a woman-focused community, we’ve decided it is no longer enough for our support of other underrepresented groups to be implied. This month, we’ve decided it is time to focus on the interconnectedness of the various social categorizations and dedicate the theme of this event to “Intersectionality,” with a conversation starter of “What’s a recent book, writer or film that has changed your perspective?”

While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 5:30 to share important announcements and showcase two women from Lyft!

Introduction to Lyft, including what they do and what job opportunities are available!

Lita Cho, Senior Software Engineer at Lyft, will talk to us about how intersectionality has been woven into the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts.

Janani Sundarrajan, Software Engineer at Lyft, will talk about Lyft’s progressive Gender Inclusion and Affirmation policy which was recently released.

During the event, we’ll have an Activity Table where people can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look forMeg Aul, our Event Activities Director.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.


Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

Website
Saturday
Feb 4, 2017
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Presents A Woman-focused Code Retreat
The Tech Academy

RSVP - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-presents-a-woman-focused-code-retreat-tickets-29987640841

Coderetreat.org is a self-organized, volunteer-led organization dedicated to enabling software developers to help each other improve their craft and teaming skills. Software developers of all sorts gather with their machines, IDEs and the ready-to-code Conway's Game of Life. A Coderetreat facilitator assists the developers during several 45-minute sessions throughout the day. Tanya Crenshaw and Jean Richardson will be teaming up to facilitate this Coderetreat. Tech Academy is donating space and providing breakfast and lunch for the event.

Come along for a day of codeplay in a supportive environment and help Coderetreat follow the sun during the global celebration of software development!

If you were there in October, we look forward to seeing you again. If you missed that event, grab your laptop, your favorite IDE, and come along. In response to feedback from the last session, we’ll be starting at 9am this time. Yes, we listen.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering: educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Website
Wednesday
May 3, 2017
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Quarterly Seasoned Women in Tech Meetup
Ruby Receptionists

**Please RSVP on Eventbrite HERE**

Are you a woman with 25 or more years of experience working in technology? Do you want to build relationships with other women in tech who are still in there swinging? PDXWIT wants to foster a community for women like you.

Join us at the Ruby Receptionists office in Portland. The agenda is to help us further ground this new group in our third hosted meeting, organized by Jean Richardson.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources, and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

Website
Tuesday
Apr 2, 2019
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) West Side Mixer
Intel

On April 2nd, come celebrate Equal Pay Day with PDXWIT and Intel!

Many of us live and/or work on the West Side but may not have a professional community convenient to the area. Thanks to PDXWIT’s and Intel’s support, we can get together to talk tech and other work topics.

While the event will be primarily networking focused, we will also have the opportunity to hear from Alyson Crafton, VP of IT at Intel, who will share information about the company.

We will also hear from Rebecca Channer, Founder and CEO of ProsperCity. Channer is committed to closing the gender wage gap and ending salary discrimination in the United States. Rebecca will talk about the importance of salary transparency and compensation clarity when it comes to addressing pay disparities that impact women and people of color. She will share the benefits of transparency to job seekers and employees, while also getting real with employers about transparency as the path to greater diversity, inclusion and prosperity.

We hope to see you there!

Agenda:

5:00 pm - Doors open / networking

5:30 pm - Introductions (PDXWIT & Intel)

6:00 pm - Featured Speakers

6:30 pm - Networking

7:00 pm - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes, gender neutral restrooms will be available.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes, the space is ADA accessible.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes, food and drink will be provided at this event.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Free onsite parking is available near Building RA1 where the event will be held.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: All attendees will need to enter through Building RA1 to check in with security before joining the event.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Bike parking is available just to the left of Building RA1’s lobby doors, but attendees should bring their own lock.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes! The event is accessible via Trimet bus and MAX lines.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. Please note there may be office pets present at this event.

Purpose:

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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

Website
Thursday
Sep 29, 2011
PDX-UX Meeting - UX & UI designers and developers user group
Thetus Corporation

Who doesn’t love to be part of something new? Join us for the very first meeting of the PDX-UX user group! This month, we’ll have three to four demos from local companies showcasing the latest techniques in UX and UI development and design. We will provide free food, drinks, networking and discussions.

Who: Anyone interested in discussing or showcasing cutting-edge user interface and user experience development and design. We’d also love to meet some exciting and motivated potential employees, so feel free to invite your talented designer and developer friends!

When: Thursday, September 29th Food and networking at 5:30 Demos start at 6:00 and will wrap up before 7:00

Where: Thetus Corporation 34 NW 1st Avenue (corner of 1st and Couch) 3rd floor Portland, OR 97209

---Google Group--- We’ll be meeting the 3rd Thursday of every month in the same location--if you’d like to join and/or you're interested in getting updates for future meetings, join our PDX-UX Google Group! http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-ux?hl=en

Website
Thursday
Jan 19, 2012
PDX-UX User Group January Meeting
Thetus Corporation

January’s meeting will be devoted to UX Wireframing tools.

Damon Eckhoff will be presenting on OmniGraffle Josh Marinacci will be presenting on Leonardo Sketch

We have one more presentation slot available and we’re hoping to find someone who can talk about Axure. If you or someone you know uses this tool and can demo it for 15-20 minutes, please let us know. We’re open to including other tools as well!

Food, Beer and Networking 5:30-6:00 Presentations: 6:00-7:30 or so

Website
Thursday
May 17, 2012
PDX.UX May Meeting
Thetus Corporation

We’re back from a quick restructuring period. This month’s meeting we’d like to hear from y’all! We’re looking for three to four presenters who are interested in showcasing their latest project. Show us your work and get feedback and discussion from the audience. Whether it's a design for an upcoming project or a post-mortem on something you've just launched, we’d love to hear from you. As usual we’ll provide snacks, drinks, networking and discussions.

Who: Anyone interested in discussing or showcasing their newest user interface and user experience development and design projects.

When: Thursday, May 17th Snacks, drinks and networking at 5:30 Demos start at 6:00 and will wrap up by 7:00ish

Website
Tuesday
Feb 21, 2017
PDXAUX Accessibility & technology: demo and discussion with vision-impaired users
Puppet

PDXAUX learns from Angel Chesimet and other blind end users while they demonstrate how they use every day technology, including websites, phones, apps, etc. They will discuss what works for them and what doesn't.

Demonstrations of use of screen readers, braille display, texting, gps, apps, OCR readers and applications, and everyday uses.

We will begin the evening with social time and then the presentation at 7pm so there is plenty of time for Q&A, discussion and a bit of networking/wrap-up at the end.

Website
Monday
Oct 26, 2015
PDXAUX Guest Presenter: Gian Wild on Mobile Accessibility
Puppet

Join us at Puppet Labs for a presentation by Gian Wild on how to make your mobile sites accessible. You want to make sure your desktop site is fully accessible but now it is perhaps more important to make sure your mobile site or responsive web site is fully accessible to people with with disabilities. Many people with disabilities prefer using a mobile device to the desktop. WCAG2 was written before mobile devices were ubiquitous, and there are some accessibility issues unique to the mobile format, such as lack of keyboard, lack of mouse hover and reduced screen size. Gian will be talking about the most common problems and how you can avoid them.

More about Gian Wild:

Gian Wild is the CEO of AccessibilityOz an Australian company that is expanding into the U.S. Market. Gian has worked in the accessibility industry since 1998 and consulted on the development of the first Level AAA accessible web site in Australia. She ran the accessibility consultancy PurpleTop from 2000 to 2005 and built the accessibility tool, PurpleCop. Gian Wild spent seven years on the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group and contributed to the W3C Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group and the W3C Authoring Tools Accessibility Guidelines Working Group. She spent six years contributing to the development of WCAG2. In addition to her accessibility work, Gian is often asked to judge the accessibility aspect of web awards, having previously judged the Web Directions McFarlane Award, been the Accessibility Judge for FullCodePress (build a web site in a day) twice and has been the Accessibility Judge for the Australian Web Awards three years running.

Soft drinks provided by Puppet Labs.

The Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup will address how to incorporate accessibility and universal design principles into project planning, user research, and UX evaluation. The purpose of this meet up is to host an ongoing conversation about how to design and build tools that are inclusive to the greatest number of people possible - meaning those with and without (dis)abilities.

We intend to discuss topics related to accessibility policy and regulations, incorporating people with disabilities into an iterative project lifecycle, how to conduct UX research with diverse populations, automated and manual tools for UX evaluation, building accessibility into company policy and practice, and much more!

A UX Universal and Inclusive Design meet up is timely as we see the Dept. of Justice handing down ruling after ruling requiring digital products and services to be accessible (i.e. Netflix, Redbox, Target, etc...). This meet up will provide a much needed resource for Portland based companies and individuals interested in accessibility, universal design, and inclusive design.

Website
Tuesday
Dec 15, 2015
PDXAUX Happy Hour
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

Help us close out the year at the patio of Green Dragon for happy hour to network and discuss accessibility and the user experience!

The Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup will address how to incorporate accessibility and universal design principles into project planning, user research, and UX evaluation. The purpose of this meet up is to host an ongoing conversation about how to design and build tools that are inclusive to the greatest number of people possible - meaning those with and without (dis)abilities.

We intend to discuss topics related to accessibility policy and regulations, incorporating people with disabilities into an iterative project lifecycle, how to conduct UX research with diverse populations, automated and manual tools for UX evaluation, building accessibility into company policy and practice, and much more!

A UX Universal and Inclusive Design meet up is timely as we see the Dept. of Justice handing down ruling after ruling requiring digital products and services to be accessible (i.e. Netflix, Redbox, Target, etc...). This meet up will provide a much needed resource for Portland based companies and individuals interested in accessibility, universal design, and inclusive design.

Website
Wednesday
Aug 29, 2018
pdxFLIT August Meetup - Professional Development Workshop
Puppet

The end of August means that Fall is around the corner. Are you switching careers this season? Are you looking to get into the tech industry for the first time? This month, pdxFLIT is taking a break from presentations to host a special workshop about professional development! We'll be partnering with our friends from Intel to provide a two-hour event featuring a variety of activities. There will be opportunities to turn strengths into interview stories, participate in resume reviews, practice elevator pitches, and practice answering tricky behavioral interview questions. If you're searching for a job, take a night off to work on these valuable skills!

Workshop events will begin at 6 PM. Our event facilitators will cover introductions and elevator pitches, resumés, authentic interviewing, the STAR method, and more! There will be a variety of activities to help you practice these skills so that you can put your best foot forward when you land an interview at your dream company. If you have any questions about various aspects of this event, please contact Masen or Katie via Meetup, Twitter, email, or Slack.

This event will be fully catered thanks to our awesome sponsors at Thinkful. Pizza will be served and there will be vegan and gluten-free options available. Thinkful is an online coding bootcamp that is helping the next generation of software developers transition into the tech industry. They host a variety of events in Portland and are always accepting new students. If you're interested in learning more, be sure to check out their site at https://www.thinkful.com/.

Are you interested in speaking at a future pdxFLIT event? We're always looking for speakers - no experience is necessary! If you're interested in giving a talk, please contact Katie at [email protected].

We kindly ask that you abide by our Code of Conduct and Puppet's Code of Conduct when attending this event. They can be found at the following destinations:

Puppet: https://puppet.com/community/community-guidelines#event-code-of-conduct

pdxFLIT: https://www.meetup.com/pdxFLIT-Portland-Future-Leaders-In-Tech/photos/28737494/471776346/

Website
Thursday
Aug 20, 2009
PDXRIA
PCC Sylvania Campus

Portland Rich Internet Developers Group - PDX RIA.

This month at PDXRIA we are continuing our series of panel discussions. This month the topic is JavaScript and frameworks.

Our own Chris Phllips and Barney Boisvert have agreed to lead the discussion and tell us about their favorite frameworks and what they love about JavaScript.

Come on out and share your thoughts.

Pizza at 5:30, meeting at 6PM.

Meeting at PCC Sylvania Campus - TCB (Technology Classroom Building) Room 209

Website
Tuesday
Jan 25, 2011
PDXTech4Good January Meetup
Mercy Corps Action Center

What online tools do you or your organization use to most effectively achieve its mission? Constant Contact or MailChimp for bulk e-mail? Picknik or Aviary for photo editing needs? Ash Shepherd of NPower NW will delve into a myriad of tools available for collaboration, bulk e-mail, media editing, and the "tools you never knew you needed...but you do". Join in the conversation and come prepared to share your own gems as Ash facilitates the discussion around online tools for nonprofits. We'd love to have your input!

Foster and Dobbs will provide delicious snacks and beverages.

Website
Sunday
Jul 16, 2017
PDXWIT #Action Fighting Hunger in the Park Volunteer Event
O'Bryant Square - 808 SW Stark St 808 Southwest Stark Street Portland, OR 97205

We started PDXWIT #Action in January to give our community the opportunity to make a difference for issues we care about.

For July, we’ve organized a team volunteering event with Hands on Greater Portland’s Potluck in the Park to offer you the opportunity to help fight hunger in Portland. Potluck in the Park has been providing hot meals to hundreds of people in need every Sunday in Portland. They believe access to food is a human right, and volunteers with this organization have worked tirelessly to fulfill this fundamental right. For the past 25 years inspiring volunteers have dedicated their Sunday afternoons to provide healthy meals to anyone that attends the potluck.

Are you interested in helping with the Potluck in the Park food service? Volunteers with #Action will be meeting at 1:50pm on July 16th at the O’Bryant Square corner of SW 9th and SW Washington. If you can commit to helping serve food please RSVP before Friday, July 7th. Volunteers will be contacted via email a few days prior to the event for confirmation of planned attendance.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

Website
Tuesday
Aug 17
PDXWIT August Virtual Happy Hour: Cybersecurity & Digital Health Check
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HqeZ8jYeSVmLssGxHgflVQ is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Join us for our last (for now?) entirely virtual Happy Hour, hosted by our friends at Delap.

Ensuring our data remains safe and secure has never been more critical, especially as working from home does not guarantee the same level of cybersecurity as an office. In fact, between February and May 2020, more than half a million people using video conferencing tools were affected by breaches.”

Diane Bishop from Delap will talk about how critical compliance is for business, while Dwayne Thomas of PDX Blacks in Tech will share stories garnered from his years working as a security engineer.

As always, we will have recruiters looking to connect with you about jobs via our Virtual Job Seekers Lounge. And for those of you looking to connect on camera, we will have face-to-face networking at the end of the event!

We will have ASL interpretation and live closed captioning throughout. Please get in touch with any additional accessibility needs you may have. Hope to see you there!

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open/Virtual Networking 5:05 p.m. - Introductions + Announcements 5:10 p.m. - Guest speakers + Women in Tech History 5:20 p.m. - Recruiter Roll Call 5:45 p.m. - Virtual Job Seekers Section via Slack/Face-to-Face Networking 6:15 p.m. - Event ends

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

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

Thursday
Jul 8
PDXWIT Community Forum: Returning to in-person
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYld-uvqjMqHN3h2a8HtNviMRug4KsXEoqd is required to gain entry to this virtual event

We miss you! You miss each other! The PDXWIT crew wants to be intentional as we explore ways to safely come together again.

PDXWIT Executive Director Elizabeth Stock, Operations Manager Dawn Mott, and Community Organizer Mabana Bamba will present some community-sourced ideas on the future structure of in-person events, and open the floor to your comments and concerns through on-camera speaking slots and in-chat commentary.

We are nothing without our community, and we truly value your voice. Our events will continue to be streamed online and contain ways to engage in real time. We value all members of the PDXWIT community and want to provide a comfortable and accessible environment to gather and connect.

Please join us to help determine the future of PDXWIT in-person events 2.0. Help us bring back the magic!

PDXWIT's mission: Building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling inequities and fueling belonging.

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

Wednesday
Feb 1, 2017
PDXWIT Higher Ed & Tech team up to promote diversity and inclusion
Reed College

RSVP - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-higher-ed-tech-team-up-to-promote-diversity-and-inclusion-tickets-30225838296

Colleges and universities in the Portland area are great places to work, and higher education has a lot of jobs in tech and related fields. With over 1500 positions across institutions in the PDX metro area, higher ed offers a wealth of opportunities for folks in tech.

Join PDXWIT and Reed College for a tech networking and learning event. Our focus is on information sharing for women and people of other genders generally underrepresented in the tech field. All allies are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The Reed community supports individuals with identities from across the spectrum. A significant part of that support involves actively combating racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, religious intolerance, ableism, and all forms of oppression and marginalization.

Kristina King and Marianne Colgrove are the organizers for the event, which will feature: - Welcome & Introduction to Reed College Happy hour and networking Lightning round talks, including: Tech opportunities in higher ed (jobs and more) (Marianne Colgrove, Deputy CIO, Reed College) - Teaching (with) technology (Kristin Bott, Associate Director of Instructional Technology Services, Reed College) - How bringing our authentic selves to the workplace is part and parcel of increasing diversity in tech (Kathy Lee, Windows Software Developer) - Servant Leadership in Times of Distress: Cherishing Uncertainty in a Black and White World (Marie Daniels, Owner at Me Out Loud, LLC) - How to network in higher ed (Michelle Valintis, Director of Human Resources, Reed College) - More practice! kick off more networking

The Reed community supports individuals with identities from across the spectrum. A significant part of that support involves actively combating racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, religious intolerance, ableism, and all forms of oppression and marginalization.

Note:

-All parking at Reed is free and no permit is required. The closest parking is the West Lot on SE 28th between Woodstock and Steele. Getting to Reed http://www.reed.edu/getting-to-reed.html - Kaul is building 23 on this map of campus:https://www.reed.edu/facilities_services/downloads/MapPrintColor.pdf

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering: educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Website
Tuesday
Aug 25, 2020
PDXWIT Presents Career Pivots: A Success Story and Lessons Learned
Online (Portland)

Registration through Zoom [https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cc7q1Z8TTeyGoKAtGdIuEw] is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Prior to World War II, systems — even complex systems — expected the human to fit or adapt to the machine or system. As systems became more complex, this approach started to fail, causing loss and injuries due to "Human Error." This led to the start of Human-Centered Systems Engineering and Design, by designing machines and complex systems to fit the human, not expecting people to adapt to the needs of systems. This is the story of how Deb Mrazek's career as a Human-Centered Systems Engineer evolved and pivoted, as did the discipline of Human-Centered Systems Engineering and Design. Deb co-founded Curiate.co to help people cultivate the quality, profile, and value of human-centered systems design in their organizations through workshops, embedded consulting, interim leadership, and tailored coaching. She believes that only by bridging the language and thinking of business and design can the true value of design truly be realized.

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Webinar opens 5:05 p.m. - Introductions, announcements 5:15 p.m. - Presentation begins 5:45 p.m. - Q&A 6:00 p.m. - Closing remarks/final takeaways/cta 6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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

Monday
Dec 19, 2016
PDXWIT Presents Love is Art: What Now?
Mozilla

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-love-is-art-what-now-tickets-29583802951

PDX Women in Tech is and always will be an inclusive and supportive organization. As a result of the recent Presidential election, many of our members raised their fears and concerns regarding what negative impacts may arise in our communities, cities and nation. We are coming together to create art inspired by inclusion and love, while we discuss what's next, including how we can organize ourselves to provide support for those that need it.

We will kick off the event at 5pm with food and Meg Aul, the PDXWIT Event Activities Director, will begin the art project. Megan Bigelow will lead the discussion beginning at 5:30. Feel free to arrive at anytime.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering: educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 16
PDXWIT Presents March Virtual Happy (Lunch) Hour

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jc7psxbDQ9-DGLjr6CV_5w is required to gain entry to this event

It’s time to celebrate Women’s History Month! Join us for a very special edition Virtual Happy (Lunch) Hour hosted by New Relic on March 16th.

This happy hour is dedicated to the launch of the PDXWIT Native Americans In Tech group being led by Erin Grace. Erin will speak on the importance of building community and creating opportunities for Native Americans in the tech industry. We will also learn more about our host company, New Relic, including the open positions they have available.

And of course, we will have our Virtual Job Seekers Lounge and Recruiter Roll Call on the schedule, so attendees looking for career opportunities can connect in real time with recruiters who are hiring. Note that if you are a job seeker and want to participate in this feature, we recommend joining PDXWIT slack before the event. If you are hiring and want to participate, contact [email protected] for info.

For those of you looking to connect on camera, we will have face-to-face networking at the end of the event!

Accessibility Notes: We will also have ASL interpretation and live closed captioning throughout the event. Thank you to our ongoing accessibility sponsor, Autodesk.

Hope to see you there!

Agenda: 12:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open/Virtual Networking 12:05 p.m. - Introductions + Announcements 12:10 p.m. - Lightning Talks + Women in Tech History 12:20 p.m. - Recruiter Roll Call 12:40 p.m. - Virtual Job Seekers Section via Slack/Face-to-Face Networking 1:15 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

Tuesday
Sep 22, 2020
PDXWIT Presents Product Management Panel: Deliberate stakeholder communication
Online

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QSYbNRCsTzW5B4xiDrAKcQ is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Join us for a panel discussion on Product Management. Our focus will be deliberate stakeholder communication and why it is more important now than ever before. Meaningfully communicating throughout an organization is at the core of what product managers do and is 100% crucial to the success of a team.

However, having effective conversations to drive progress of a product can be challenging. What are ways you can establish two-way communication with internal and external stakeholders? How do you identify when your communications are failing so you can course-correct? How can you virtually recreate random hallway conversations when you are no longer working from the same physical space? How do you communicate in a matrixed organization when you work with people who are not stakeholders? We’ll cover these topics and more to find compelling communication strategies for you to use at companies of any size. Product managers, those thinking about starting a career in product management, or folks who interface with product managers will all benefit from this discussion.

The panel discussion will feature:

Moderator: Arezou Seifpour, Product Lead at Auxon Panelist: Ariel Aguilar, Senior Product Manager at Nike Panelist: Sadie Dickman, Product Director at Kaplan North America Panelist: Katrina Sperry, Product Manager at Gabbi

Agenda:

12:00 p.m. - PDXWIT and host welcome 12:05 p.m. - Panelist introductions 12:10 p.m. - Panel discussion 12:45 p.m. - Q&A 1:00 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

Tuesday
Aug 31
PDXWIT Presents: Accessibility in Tech: A Panel Discussion Centering People with Disabilities
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_R9Qmrq9aTm6jU13qx6OYNg is required to gain entry to this virtual event

As tech companies throughout Portland turn their attention towards our post-pandemic world, one thing is clear: for people with disabilities in the workforce, we cannot go back to the way things were before.

In Oregon, 1 in 4 people comprising 31.8% of the local workforce lives with a disability. Still, the barriers for people with disabilities when it comes to hiring, workplace disclosure and accommodations — and thriving within the often-neurotypical cultures of the tech industry — create a challenging landscape to navigate upward growth and mobility.

Join PDXWIT and host Momentive for a panel discussion moderated and led by people living with disabilities in Portland as they provide education, share their experiences, and make recommendations for how tech can become more accessible.

Moderator: Katie Jahangiri (she/her) - Development Director

Panelists: Catherine Cambridge (she/her) - Manager of Legal Operations Miki Demeter (she/her) - Security Researcher Mark Espina (he/him) - Jr Database Developer

We will have ASL interpretation and live closed captioning throughout.

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

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

Tuesday
Dec 15, 2020
PDXWIT Presents: Annual Celebration + Awards Ceremony
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Lanw7agHR82q5fwv9FIFzw is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Does it seem odd to celebrate 2020? Maybe. It's been a tough year. But it's also been a year of unbelievable growth and engagement for the PDXWIT community and Portland’s technology industry as a whole.

We are looking forward to coming together with our host AT&T to look back on a very strange year. The theme of the event will be Celebrating our Community. In honor of our theme, our conversation starter for the night will be “How do you celebrate your community?”

We will also be hosting our annual Awards Program. Stay tuned for details on how to nominate and vote for Best Contributor and Best Speaker!

We will hear from our virtual host, AT&T, about the company and share open job opportunities.

As always, we will have our Virtual Job Seekers Lounge where attendees looking for career opportunities can connect in real time with recruiters who are hiring. Note that if you want to participate in this feature, we recommend joining PDXWIT slack before the event.

We will have ASL interpretation throughout the event.

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open/Virtual Networking 5:05 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers 5:20 p.m. - Special Edition Recruiter Roll Call 5:45 p.m. - Virtual Job Seekers Section via Slack/Face-to-Face Networking 6:15 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech.

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

Tuesday
Apr 20
PDXWIT Presents: April Virtual Happy Hour
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_96UtwlxjRzaRj1ZJDG-RZg is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Join us for a special edition Virtual Happy Hour hosted by Nike and centered around Mentorship. Coaches aren’t just for athletes! A career coach or mentor could help you find clarity on your career trajectory. PDXWIT’s long term and On The Spot Mentor programs will be highlighted, featuring personal stories from our community.

We will have lightning speakers share their experiences of being mentors and being mentored.

We will have our Recruiter Roll Call and Virtual Job Seekers Lounge. And for those of you looking to connect on camera, come together face-to-face (or screen-to-screen) after the presentations for a little dose of community.

We will also have ASL interpretation and live closed captioning throughout.

Hope to see you there!

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open/Virtual Networking 5:05 p.m. - Introductions + Announcements 5:10 p.m. - Lightning Talks 5:20 p.m. - Recruiter Roll Call 5:40 p.m. - Virtual Job Seekers Section via Slack/Face-to-Face Networking 6:15 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.

Wednesday
Sep 30, 2020
PDXWIT Presents: BIPOC in Tech: Bridging the Generational Gap
Online (Portland)

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_W7chLTkqT2CCM8HIVF95Wg is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Join PDXWIT for an event dedicated to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) currently seeking employment or currently working in technology in the Portland metro area. This is an opportunity to dialogue, network and meet. Facilitator Hazel Valdez of PDXWIT, along with panel speakers from tech organizations throughout Portland, will discuss how they fit into the current workforce as a BIPOC in tech while navigating generational colleagues who are Boomers, Gen-Xers, Millennials or Gen-Zers.

Who should attend? The PDXWIT BIPOC group is a space dedicated to women and non-binary community who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color (BIPOC). Although this event is open and an inclusive space for allies and supportive community, we ask that you please acknowledge before registering for this event that this is a specific space for those for whom the group is dedicated to, first and foremost.

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Doors open/Networking 5:05 p.m. - Announcements and Welcome 5:15 p.m. - Panel Speakers & Discussion 6:00 p.m. - Raffle and Breakouts 6:05 p.m. - Breakout sessions: BIPOC and Ally Workshop 6:30 p.m. - Event Concludes

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech.

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

Thursday
Feb 25
PDXWIT Presents: BIPOC in Tech: PDX Transplants & Supportive Networks
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NTtEyErWSeKDkMujZNKHoQ is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Join PDXWIT, along with PDX Blacks in Tech and Simple X, for a conversation with several Portland transplants who’ve created supportive spaces. Dianne Jarvis Lumsden, Front End Software Developer at Coinbase and facilitator of PDX Blacks in Tech, and Wilson Kubwayo, founder of Simple X and Adjunct Instructor at Portland Community College, will be taking part.

This honest conversation, facilitated by Krystal Ngene, Community & Corporate Engagement Manager at In4All, will explore the stories of each speakers’ relocation to PDX and the challenges they faced in finding a supportive network. As a result, they are building and nurturing those networks for themselves.

After hearing from the speakers, all attendees will have the option of on camera networking. There will be a dedicated breakout room for BIPOC and a space for white allies to connect.

There will be live ASL and closed captioning throughout the event.

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Webinar open 5:05 p.m. - PDXWIT and Host Introduction 5:15 p.m. - Talk begins 5:45 p.m. - Q&A 6 p.m. - Breakout rooms including dedicated space for BIPOC to connect without white allies present 6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

Wednesday
Jul 14
PDXWIT Presents: BIPOC in Tech: Reclaiming the Outdoors
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMofuypqjsjGtLme-rED9_sa8LXmXDnGXJ5 is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Join us for a special summer edition of our BIPOC in Tech event series. We will explore how leveraging technology can help reduce the barriers BIPOC folks face when it comes to the outdoors.

The outdoors can offer a place of peace, joy, or even a simple moment to step away from our computers and unplug. From your window, it can seem so accessible, yet forests, mountain tops, and swimming holes are often lacking diversity. We are here to help change that! Whether it’s for walking around in your neighborhood park, gardening, fishing, hiking, rock climbing, cycling, etc., share your favorite apps or tech that help you get outside, stay safe, and reclaim the spirit of our ancestors.

The presentation portion of this event is open to everyone, but please be aware that the perspectives and needs of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) will be centered. After the presentation portion, white allies in attendance will be asked to leave in order to create dedicated, small breakout spaces for BIPOC attendees.

We will have ASL interpretation and live closed captioning during the event and available for breakout rooms.

Wednesday
Jun 9
PDXWIT Presents: Celebrating PRIDE!
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrc-ysrTosE9bkJOuhJWBxv6Lept2DUrN8 is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Join us during Pride Month for a celebration hosted by Cambia.

It’s PRIDE month! The usual PRIDE parade where folks line the streets and wear our glittered rainbow outfits is not happening for the 2nd year in a row, but that doesn’t mean the celebration has to be put on hold. How are you celebrating PRIDE this month?

Join us as we meet with Queer leaders in tech spaces, creating connections to talk about what they’re doing to celebrate and connect with the community at-large. From driveway dinners to virtual happy hours, the community is built by us, and the pandemic can’t stop our spirit!

Facilitated by Crystal Sincoff and Hazel Valdez, this panel discussion with Denise McCarty from Autodesk, Jennifer Bantelman from Zapproved, and others will share their connections to the queer community in the past, present and future.

Event sponsored by our friends at Cambia.

We will have ASL interpretation and live closed captioning throughout.

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

Thursday
Nov 19, 2020
PDXWIT Presents: Community Talent Show
Online (Portland)

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-eZfynXfQRemFaNXFHnF4Q?fbclid=IwAR2pdraOAHpH_st1Ktbr0Mo4-LXHdmvGTC1BeCvsYvqdgUw3KV2vduioors is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Join PDXWIT, Cambia Health Solutions, and talented folks throughout our community for a night of fun and talent! We can do more than code. We can sing! We can dance! We can tell jokes, read poetry, twirl a baton! And did we mention our extremely talented pets and kids?

Join us for the first ever PDXWIT Talent Show. This is a free event designed to serve as our main fundraiser for PDXWIT’s Give!Guide campaign. For those of you who donate during the event, there will be amazing raffle prizes. Don’t miss this!

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Webinar open 5:05 p.m. - PDXWIT and Host Introduction 5:15 p.m. - Talent Show & Raffle Drawings 6:00 p.m. - Voting and Announcement of Winner 6:15 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech.

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

Wednesday
May 26
PDXWIT Presents: Debunking the Model Minority Myth: A Panel Discussion
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Eaemc3fVQtyr0D_4grtqjA is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Why are Asians labeled as Model Minorities? Join PDXWIT and our host Avenue Agency for a panel discussion where we’ll debunk the Model Minority Myth, a stereotypical idea that has caused confusion, misunderstanding, and harm to the Asian community for generations. Recent attacks on Asian Americans and Asians have sparked national discussions around Anti-Asian Racism, Asian Hate, and Asian Culture- but why did it take so long to come to light?

Moderated by Padmashree Koneti, this conversation will include panelists Zhou Fang, Hazel Valdez and Deana Solis. Panelists will share their personal and interpersonal experiences as Asian Americans and Asians in Portland and the U.S. Their collective lived experience gives us a glimpse of how communities can rally together and create a united voice that rejects the model minority myth.

We will have ASL interpretation and live closed captioning throughout.

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

Wednesday
Mar 10
PDXWIT Presents: Diversity Dinner Discussion (apply to attend)

Join us for a small, informal yet focused discussion where we can share our experiences with diversity in the workplace.

The intimate and safe setting will allow us to discuss tactics, strategies, and support to resolve the issues that arise. This event will be led by Marcus Carter, Crystal Sincoff, and Zhou Fang.

Our goal is to ensure this event results in a well-represented, honest and impactful conversation about diversity in our industry, so we are asking folks to apply to attend by filling out this brief form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScQQbZktKd7CstfPXGtAlUTZnGJlQbp0UDVRhatDbzz6ZvXXA/viewform?fbclid=IwAR2uOH0Ew_IfwyGTOq2MHLZb_PvaCQVq_TN8_UN_ND81Vl4Bzp3WpGn3v4Y.

Applications are due by Monday, 3/1/21 and the 10 invitees will be notified by Friday, 3/5/21. A zoom link will be shared with attendees ahead of the event.

Wednesday
Dec 9, 2020
PDXWIT Presents: Experienced Women in Tech - An Interactive Virtual Experience on Self-Exploration and Connection
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvf-ChqTkvGt1IswgPEi-Hkc1d9evFCXrh is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Are you a woman with 15 or more years of experience working in technology?

Do you want to spend time with other women in tech who understand your point of view as someone who has been in this industry for a while? PDXWIT’s Experienced Women in Tech events work to foster a community for women like you.

We are excited to take an adventure for our December 9th event. Design Your Next [ ] is an interactive virtual experience focused on self-exploration and connection: the foundation for action. This workshop is an opportunity to tune into YOU, partner with new faces, unlock your superpowers, and consider what’s inside your [ _ ] as we look ahead to 2021. Come to channel your deepest values and enable growth.

NOTE: To complete your registration, please complete a three question survey to help us shape the workshop. This workshop is best experienced with a printed copy of the worksheet we'll use together. We'll email it in advance of the session, but if you do not have easy access to a printer and would like a worksheet mailed to you, please reach out to [email protected]

About The Goodness Collaborative The Goodness Collaborative is a welcoming, safe space for growth and change — a place, platform, and set of experiences where you build confidence and readiness. We meet you where you are and we help you tune in, get unstuck, and take action. When we individually harness the best parts of ourselves and together reimagine all the things, this new world is more than possible.

Agenda: 11:30 a.m. - Meeting open 11:35 a.m. - PDXWIT Introductions, host welcome and announcements 11:45 a.m. - Presentation begins 12:30 p.m. - Breakout Rooms and takeaways 1:00 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

Thursday
May 6
PDXWIT Presents: Experienced Women in Tech: DIY SOS
Virtual Zoom Webinar

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cqY_43QyRWSNgvlUB82c2A is required to gain entry to this virtual event This event is geared to provide space for folks in the community to share what they are doing to cope in the time of Covid. We have four topics, and attendees will rotate into separate breakout rooms, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to discuss all four. The facilitator will document the things people are doing in each of the areas, and we'll provide a resource guide after the session for everyone who attends. The topics are:

How to volunteer (in the current times) Emotional support: how to handle grief + coping strategies in general Job discussion: remote work, tips, handling difficulty at work Self-care: how do you re-invigorate yourself?

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Event begins networking 5:05 p.m. - PDXWIT Introduction (5 minutes) 5:15 p.m. - Presentation begins 6:00 p.m. - Event ends

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

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

Wednesday
Feb 17
PDXWIT Presents: February Virtual Happy Hour
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UxaZpGWCSRmFIrjBpHQqUw is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Join us for a special edition Virtual Happy Hour hosted by Cambia Health Solutions and centered on PDXWIT’s theme for the month of February: Black Futures && Black History.

We will have our usual Recruiter Roll Call and Virtual Job Seekers Lounge, but we will also be introduced to some rad organizations in Portland directly supporting and elevating the Black Community. Attendees will learn how they can plug into these organizations and will be invited to join PDXWIT in financially supporting them. Those who donate to these organizations during the event will be entered into a special raffle, and PDXWIT will be matching all funds raised.

All attendees will be entered to win gift certificates to some amazing local Black owned businesses!

And for those of you looking to connect on camera, we will have face-to-face networking at the end of the event!

We will also have ASL interpretation and live closed captioning throughout.

Hope to see you there!

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open/Virtual Networking 5:05 p.m. - Introductions + Announcements 5:10 p.m. - Lightning Talks + Women in Tech History 5:20 p.m. - Recruiter Roll Call 5:40 p.m. - Virtual Job Seekers Section via Slack/Face-to-Face Networking 6:15 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

Tuesday
Mar 30
PDXWIT Presents: Get Hired Up!
Virtual

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

***There are 3 sessions for this event;

Session 1 Non-technical: 3/30/2021 4 PM - 6 PM https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIoc-6pqzooGtVNvgao5rmCVmNsSnjPsoXi?fbclid=IwAR1_0jHt8J3dKDUUton4oTjoP9_7vXYKwKQao6l0_RcJYvoFehsYmtjCd4I

Session 2 Technical: 3/31/2021 12pm-2pm https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqd--gqTMoH9S3WtuXGMsWoIKcE5Z2aO1w?fbclid=IwAR1KCVSzhHq0eJLKPnfHzCaA3C_c-3hT6jXVA45LnT-3g3S4DPbSHvEfLc8

Session 3 Technical and Non-technical: 3/31/2021 3pm-5pm https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qd-2rqzIpHtEFO1yFGQNHB2msEtuwNgsg?fbclid=IwAR1HPenEPthApTrAWk1wWjjVfbg-OQob3x8lbrsoFfk6gE2AFbYmv1lEQwQ***

Session 1 event description: This virtual event is for you to polish up your resume, get tips on your portfolio, and talk to a subject matter expert to help you get ready for a new career or job opportunity! You get what you put in, so come prepared to share digital copies of your resume. Resume review Mock Interviews Portfolio review Q&A with recruiters

Get Hired Up takes place over two days, March 30 and March 31. Sessions will be held via a Zoom webinar and Slack. Each event has a specific focus, so be sure to register for the one that most fits your needs. You'll have the opportunity to get your resume reviewed, participate in mock interviews, and ask questions in the main chat room.

Session 1 focuses on non-technical resume review and mock interviews. Be sure to have an electronic copy of your resume easily available so it can be shared with one of our volunteer reviewers.

You can register for one or both sessions. Details on how to register for the Zoom webinar and access the Slack channel will be provided via email after you register.

We are looking for volunteers to provide resume reviews and mock interviews. If you are interested, please be sure to select that option when registering.

Agenda: Arrive promptly as we'll start the event on time with introductions and instructions on how the event will work. Then we'll move right into ongoing Q&A sessions while attendees and volunteers meet online. 4:00 PM - Webinar opens 4:05 PM - Introductions and Announcements 4:15 PM - Matches begin and Main Room Q&A 6:00 PM - Event ends

Session 2 event description Get Hired Up takes place over two days, March 30 and March 31. Sessions will be held via a Zoom webinar and Slack and will each have a specific focus. Be sure to register for the one that most fits your needs. You'll have the opportunity to get your resume reviewed, participate in mock interviews, and ask questions in the main chat room.

Session 2 focuses on technical resume review and mock interviews. Be sure to have an electronic copy of your resume easily available so it can be shared with one of our volunteer reviewers.

You can register for one or both sessions. Details on how to register for the Zoom webinar and access the Slack channel will be provided via email after you register.

We are looking for volunteers to provide resume reviews and mock interviews. If you are interested, please be sure to select that option when registering.

Agenda: Arrive promptly as we'll start the event on time with introductions and instructions on how the event will work. Then we'll move right into ongoing Q&A sessions while attendees and volunteers meet online. 12:00 PM - Webinar opens 12:05 PM - Introductions and Announcements 12:15 PM - Matches begin and Main Room Q&A 2:00 PM - Event ends

Session 3 event description Get Hired Up takes place over two days, March 30 and March 31. Sessions will be held via a Zoom webinar and Slack and will have a specific focus. Each event has a specific focus, so be sure to register for the one that most fits your needs.You'll have the opportunity to get your resume reviewed, participate in mock interviews, and ask questions in the main chat room.

Session 3 focuses on both technical and non-technical resume review and mock interviews. Be sure to have an electronic copy of your resume easily available so it can be shared with one of our volunteer reviewers.

You can register for one or both sessions. Details on how to register for the Zoom webinar and access the Slack channel will be provided via email after you register.

We are looking for volunteers to provide resume reviews and mock interviews. If you are interested, please be sure to select that option when registering.

Agenda: Arrive promptly as we'll start the event on time with introductions and instructions on how the event will work. Then we'll move right into ongoing Q&A sessions while attendees and volunteers meet online. 3:00 PM - Webinar opens 3:05 PM - Introductions and Announcements 3:15 PM - Matches begin and Main Room Q&A 5:00 PM - Event ends

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

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

Wednesday
Oct 14, 2020
PDXWIT Presents: Get Hired Up! (Session 1)
Online

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tdO2hqjspEtMxvssdkQNUsg0_Ji2tYuD0 is required to gain entry to this virtual event

This virtual event is for you to polish up your resume, get tips on your portfolio, talk to a subject matter expert to help you get ready for a new career or job opportunity! You get what you put in, so come prepared to share digital copies of your resume.

Resume review Mock Interviews Portfolio review Q&A with recruiters

Get Hired Up takes place over two days, October 14th and October 15th. Sessions will be held via a Zoom webinar and Slack. Each event has a specific focus, so be sure to register for the one that most fits your needs. You'll have the opportunity to get your resume reviewed, participate in mock interviews, and ask questions in the main chat room.

Session 1 focuses on non-technical resume review and mock interviews. Be sure to have an electronic copy of your resume easily available so it can be shared with one of our volunteer reviewers.

You can register for one or both sessions. Details on how to register for the Zoom webinar and access the Slack channel will be provided via email after you register.

VOLUNTEERS are needed to participate. If you're interested, please select "Volunteer" in the registration process.

Agenda: Arrive promptly as we'll start the event on time with introductions and instructions on how the event will work. Then we'll move right into ongoing Q&A sessions while attendees and volunteers meet online. 11:00 a.m. - Webinar Open 11:05 a.m. - Introductions and Announcements 11:15 a.m. - Matches begin and Main Room Q&A 1:00 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech.

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

Thursday
Oct 15, 2020
PDXWIT Presents: Get Hired Up! (Session 2)
Online

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrdOGsrDgrHdc_7y9foijE1AMzZyd2qV-B is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Get Hired Up takes place over two days, October 14th and October 15th. Sessions will be held via a Zoom webinar and Slack and will have a specific focus. Each event has a specific focus, so be sure to register for the one that most fits your needs.You'll have the opportunity to get your resume reviewed, participate in mock interviews, and ask questions in the main chat room.

Session 2 focuses on technical resume review and mock interviews. Be sure to have an electronic copy of your resume easily available so it can be shared with one of our volunteer reviewers.

You can register for one or both sessions. Details on how to register for the Zoom webinar and access the Slack channel will be provided via email after you register.

VOLUNTEERS are needed to participate. If you're interested, please select "Volunteer" in the registration process.

Agenda: Arrive promptly as we'll start the event on time with introductions and instructions on how the event will work. Then we'll move right into ongoing Q&A sessions while attendees and volunteers meet online. 11:00 a.m. - Webinar Open 11:05 a.m. - Introductions and Announcements 11:15 a.m. - Matches begin and Main Room Q&A 1:00 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech.

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

Monday
Jul 13, 2020
PDXWIT Presents: Get Hired Up! Non-Technical Session
Online

Registration through Zoom [INSERT LINK] is required to gain entry to this virtual event

This virtual event is for you to polish up your resume, get tips on your portfolio, talk to a subject matter expert to help you get ready for a new career or job opportunity!

Get Hired Up takes place over two days, July 13th and July 16th. Sessions will be held via a Zoom webinar and Slack. Each event has a specific focus, so be sure to register for the one that most fits your needs. You'll have the opportunity to get your resume reviewed, participate in mock interviews, and ask questions in the main chat room.

Session 1 focuses on non-technical resume review and mock interviews. Be sure to have an electronic copy of your resume easily available so it can be shared with one of our volunteer reviewers.

You can register for one or both sessions. Details on how to register for the Zoom webinar and access the Slack channel will be provided via email after you register.

Agenda: Arrive promptly as we'll start the event on time with introductions and instructions on how the event will work. Then we'll move right into ongoing Q&A sessions while attendees and volunteers meet online.

9:00 a.m. - Webinar Open 9:05 a.m. - Introductions and Announcements 9:15 a.m. - Matches begin and Main Room Q&A 11:00 a.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women. Our events are inclusive.

Website
Thursday
Jul 16, 2020
PDXWIT Presents: Get Hired Up! Technical Session
Online

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtdequrjMsHdBStM7rbtV5Gq8B5DfiE_R_ is required to gain entry to this virtual event

This virtual event is for you to polish up your resume, get tips on your portfolio, talk to a subject matter expert to help you get ready for a new career or job opportunity!

Get Hired Up takes place over two days, July 13th and July 16th. Sessions will be held via a Zoom webinar and Slack. Each event has a specific focus, so be sure to register for the one that most fits your needs. You’ll have the opportunity to get your resume reviewed, participate in mock interviews, and ask questions in the main chat room.

Session 2 focuses on technical resume review and mock interviews. Be sure to have an electronic copy of your resume easily available so it can be shared with one of our volunteer reviewers.

You can register for one or both sessions. Details on how to register for the Zoom webinar and access the Slack channel will be provided via email after you register.

Agenda: Arrive promptly as we’ll start the event on time with introductions and instructions on how the event will work. Then we’ll move right into ongoing Q&A sessions while attendees and volunteers meet online.

2:00 p.m. - Webinar Open 2:05 p.m. - Introductions and Announcements 2:15 p.m. - Matches begin and Main Room Q&A 4:00 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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

Purpose: PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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

Website
Thursday
Apr 29
PDXWIT Presents: How to Study for a Technical Interview

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_70yv_jwyRNGMrUQShBSvOg is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition, so some engineers from Amazon Web Services (AWS) got together to create this training tailored to technical job seekers. In tech, it is hard to know what to expect or how to prepare as each company evaluates its candidates differently. Luckily, some upfront investment and preparation can really go a long way in helping you distinguish yourself from the rest of the candidates. In this virtual seminar we will review some interviewing practices we’ve witnessed through our careers for technical interviews and present helpful tips to prepare. We plan to cover many beneficial topics: Morning preparation, attire, and mindset Non-technical preparation How to study for the coding interview How to execute the coding test Due to the level of interaction required, attendance will be capped at 50.

Agenda: 12:00 p.m. - Event begins 12:08 p.m.- Intros and announcements 12:10 p.m. - Session begins 1:00 p.m. - Event ends

Mission: 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.

Tuesday
Jun 22
PDXWIT Presents: How to Study for a Technical Interview
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FBl4eltmTNaV2mOZ62CQ_w is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition, so some engineers from Amazon Web Services (AWS) got together to create this training tailored to technical job seekers. In tech, it is hard to know what to expect or how to prepare as each company evaluates its candidates differently. Luckily, some upfront investment and preparation can really go a long way in helping you distinguish yourself from the rest of the candidates. In this virtual seminar we will review some interviewing practices we’ve witnessed through our careers for technical interviews and present helpful tips to prepare. We plan to cover many beneficial topics: Morning preparation, attire, and mindset Non-technical preparation How to study for the coding interview How to execute the coding test

Due to the level of interaction required, attendance will be capped at 50.

Agenda: 11:30 p.m. - Event begins 11:33 p.m.- Intros and announcements 11:40 p.m. - Session begins 1:00 p.m. - Event ends

Mission: 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.

Tuesday
Sep 29, 2020
PDXWIT Presents: How to Study for a Technical Interview
Online

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bzPRPqopRIGyPFjOc7xTfQ is required to gain entry to this event

Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition. It is hard to know what to expect or how to prepare for it. Each company evaluates its candidates differently. Luckily, some upfront investment and preparation can really go a long way in helping you distinguish yourself from the rest of the candidates. In this virtual seminar led by engineers at Amazon Web Services (AWS), we will cover some common interviewing practices for technical interviews and what you may be able to do to get ready. We plan to cover many beneficial topics:

  • Morning preparation, attire, mindset
  • Preparation for the non-technical parts
  • How to study for the coding interview
  • How to execute the coding test

Due to the level of interaction required, attendance will be capped at 50.

Agenda: 11:30 a.m. - Doors open 11:35 a.m. - Introductions and announcements 11:40 a.m. - Session begins 1:00 p.m. - Session ends

Purpose: PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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

Monday
Feb 8
PDXWIT Presents: Humanizing Tech LIVE Podcast Recording
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5EfDy1pKQXWMgj3mBo36aQ

Kick off Black Futures && Black History Month by joining Humanizing Tech Podcast hosts Jesselle Hedman and Dawn Mott for a live interview with Rihana Mungin. Mungin has been featured on Nickelodeon (she sent slime to space!) and has collaborated with NASA on numerous life support experiments. She has served on the leadership team at PDXWIT for the last two years while the organization has culturally redefined itself and adapted into an entirely virtual environment. The interview will explore the highs and lows she has experienced in academia while pursuing her Master’s in Mechanical Engineering, including dropping out of college twice (low) to creating synthetic plant roots out of hair weave to send to space for research (high!).

Agenda: 12 p.m. - Event opens / PDXWIT Intro 12:05 p.m. - Interview with Rihana Mungin 12:45 p.m. - Audience Q & A 1 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

Thursday
May 13
PDXWIT Presents: Humanizing Tech LIVE Podcast Recording
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6ygMDZKbRaejPKjDhYdyxQ is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Join Humanizing Tech Podcast hosts Jesselle Hedman and Anusha Neelam for a LIVE interview with Anna Madill, Founder and CEO of Avenue.

Our hosts will dive in as Anna shares stories about her journey building Avenue into a thriving digital marketing agency as a WoC CEO. We’ll also discuss balancing her passion for her work with becoming a mother. We’ll explore her decision to make Avenue a B-Corp and their commitment to dismantling white supremacy culture and prioritizing worker well-being.

Anna is a proud supporter of BIPOC and AAPI entrepreneurs. She was recognized on the PBJ’s Forty Under 40 Award List for 2017 and the Women of Influence Award List for 2020.

Hosts will ask Anna YOUR questions live, so tune in and be part of our next episode!

Accessibility notes: There will be live closed captioning and ASL throughout the event.

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

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

Tuesday
Jan 5
PDXWIT Presents: Introduction to Data Science
Online

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkdOGhpjguHdFtzfkc95cJvCVPA2GVcZVd is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Join PDXWIT and Katrina Johnson for an interactive workshop about Data Science.

This two-day interactive presentation will provide an introduction to data science, with a special focus on understanding the following concepts:

Big data Algorithms Supervised and unsupervised machine learning Artificial intelligence

Key takeaways will also include information on how to access free IT educational opportunities and technology. This is a great opportunity for individuals who are interested in expanding their awareness of Data Science. Space is limited so register now and please note that the sessions will build on one another so attending both sessions is required.

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Meeting open 5:05 p.m. - PDXWIT Introductions 5:15 p.m. - Session begins 6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech.

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

Thursday
Jan 21
PDXWIT Presents: January Virtual Happy (Lunch) Hour
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CJ0nGSrVSLKicVz_IHru0w is required to gain entry to this virtual event

It’s a new year, so let's try a new thing! Join us for a special edition Virtual Happy (Lunch) Hour hosted by Kiva on January 21st.

The theme for this event is “The Importance of Research,” and we will hear from lightning speakers Laure Cast and Rihana Mungin about their research projects! We will also learn more about our host company Kiva, including the open positions they have available.

And of course, we will have our Virtual Job Seekers Lounge and Recruiter Roll Call on the schedule, so attendees looking for career opportunities can connect in real time with recruiters who are hiring. Note that if you are a job seeker and want to participate in this feature, we recommend joining PDXWIT slack before the event. If you are hiring and want to participate, contact [email protected] for info.

For those of you looking to connect on camera, we will have face-to-face networking at the end of the event!

We will also have ASL interpretation throughout the event.

Hope to see you there!

Agenda: 12:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open/Virtual Networking 12:03 p.m. - Introductions + Announcements 12:10 p.m. - Lightning Talks + Women in Tech History 12:20 p.m. - Recruiter Roll Call 12:40 p.m. - Virtual Job Seekers Section via Slack/Face-to-Face Networking 1:00 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech.

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

Tuesday
Jul 20
PDXWIT Presents: July Happy (Lunch) Hour
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GE8L4FzfRhSpJRVNasTrJw is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Join PDXWIT and host Viewpoint for a summer lunchtime Happy Hour event. The theme of the evening will be Technology: The First Generation. We will hear from speakers who are the first in their families to explore a career in tech and what that has meant for them as they have moved through their career.

Featured lightning speaker Hanan Alnizami will share her story as an immigrant and first generation woman in tech along with other special guests. As always, we’ll have our Recruiter Roll Call and Virtual Job Seekers Lounge. If you are looking for a job, you don’t want to miss this.

And for those of you looking to connect on camera, we will come together face-to-face (or screen-to-screen) after the presentations for a little dose of community.

We will have ASL interpretation and live closed captioning throughout. Contact [email protected] if you have other accessibility needs.

Hope to see you there!

PDXWIT's mission: Building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling inequities and fueling belonging.

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

Wednesday
Jun 30
PDXWIT Presents: June Diversity Discussion

Join us for a small, informal yet focused discussion where we can share our experiences with diversity in the workplace.

Our goal is to create a dedicated space for an honest and impactful conversation exploring our shared experiences as individuals underrepresented in the industry. We are asking folks to apply to attend this event by using this form: https://forms.gle/vc3iWL7VBTMjDNx89 underrepresented may mean BIPOC, LGBTQ+, varying physical or cognitive abilities

Applications are due by Wednesday, 6/16/21 and the 10 invitees will be notified by Wednesday, 6/23/21. A zoom link will be shared with attendees ahead of the event.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.*underrepresented may mean BIPOC, LGBTQ+, varying physical or cognitive abilities

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

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

Thursday
Jun 17
PDXWIT Presents: June Virtual Happy Hour: Intersectionality
Virtual

Registration through Zoom hhttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrc-ysrTosE9bkJOuhJWBxv6Lept2DUrN8 is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Join us during Pride Month for a special edition Virtual Happy Hour hosted by PixelSpoke.

Our emcee, Hazel Valdez, will help us explore intersectionality, a concept and term first explored by Kimberlé Crenshaw. Intersectionality acknowledges that while some populations share similar experiences of discrimination, harassment, sexism, inequality and oppression on the basis of their sex, race and gender, not all are equally impacted or have equal access to resources, power and privilege.

We will have lightning speakers exploring this theme. As always, we’ll have our Recruiter Roll Call and Virtual Job Seekers Lounge.

And for those of you looking to connect on camera, we will come together face-to-face (or screen-to-screen) after the presentations for a little dose of community.

We will have ASL interpretation and live closed captioning throughout. Contact [email protected] if you have other accessibility needs.

Hope to see you there!

Agenda: 12:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open/Virtual Networking 12:03 p.m. - Introductions + Announcements 12:10 p.m. - Lightning Talks 12:20 p.m. - Recruiter Roll Call 12:40 p.m. - Virtual Job Seekers Section via Slack/Face-to-Face Networking 1:00 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.

Tuesday
Dec 8, 2020
PDXWIT Presents: Less Talk, More Action: BLM and Beyond
Online (Portland)

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sPFKeyoOT0yM_d2mIRJBUg is required to gain entry to this virtual event

It's been six months since the wave of tech industry support for Black Lives Matter and pledges to do better. Has anything really changed?

Join Ciara Pressler, founder of Pregame, for a panel discussion on how companies and individual professionals can and should implement their values in business, including diversity & equity and beyond. What are the obstacles to implementing DE&I practices? When are values real versus just PR? What are the small things anyone can do to live their values at work?

Speakers Include: Ciara Pressler, Moderator Stephen Green, Creator of the Do More challenge Marcus Carter, Social Equity Director, Cinder Amanda Oborne, Executive Director, Oregon Entrepreneurs Network

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - PDXWIT & Pregame introduction 5:10 p.m. - Panel + Q & A 6:00 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech. Our events are inclusive.

ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

Wednesday
Oct 7, 2020
PDXWIT Presents: LGBTQ+ Coming Out Stories
Online (Portland)

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hZXwDBnPRfWs03JkCARVlA is required to gain entry to this virtual event

This year marks the 32nd Anniversary of National Coming Out Day! Join PDXWIT and host Slalom for a night of coming out stories.

After 32 years, National Coming Out Day still continues to raise awareness for folks in the LGBTQ+ community and spread the idea that homophobia thrives in silence. On this day, many of those who identify as LGBTQ+ come out to friends and family about their sexuality. There is power in coming out and living your truth.

On October 11th, 1987 over 500,000 people marched on Washington for Lesbian and Gay rights and we continue to celebrate and fight for rights in the community today. One out of every two Americans has someone close to them who is gay or lesbian. For transgender people, that number is only one in 10. Coming out STILL MATTERS! It takes bravery, and every person that speaks up changes more hearts and minds, and creates new advocates for equality.

A representative from Slalom will talk about their organization and will let us know if they are hiring. Speakers from Portland and beyond will share their coming out story and how being a part of the LGBTQ+ community has changed their lives.

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Doors open 5:05 p.m. - Introductions and announcements 5:15 p.m. - Storytelling begins 6:00 p.m. - Q&A 6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech through mentorship, educational community events and support services for job seekers.

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

Tuesday
Nov 17, 2020
PDXWIT Presents: November Virtual Happy Hour
Online

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Q341HMBLRcqmnMjCt8R0iw is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Description: PDXWIT is thrilled to be partnering with Simple for a special edition happy hour on November 17th as part of the annual Give!Guide campaign.

This year we get to do it from the comfort of our homes, but we will still raffle off some amazing prizes to folks who donate during the event!

PDXWIT has meant something to all of us over the last year and we are going to hear from community members about how their involvement with the organization has been a buoy during these challenging times.

We will hear from our virtual host, Simple, about the company and share open job opportunities.

As always, we will have our Virtual Job Seekers Lounge where attendees looking for career opportunities can connect in real time with recruiters who are hiring. Note that if you want to participate in this feature, we recommend joining PDXWIT slack before the event.

We will have ASL interpretation throughout the event.

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open/Virtual Networking 5:05 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers 5:20 p.m. - Special Edition Recruiter Roll Call 5:45 p.m. - Virtual Job Seekers Section via Slack/Face-to-Face Networking 6:15 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech.

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

Tuesday
Oct 20, 2020
PDXWIT Presents: October Virtual Happy Hour
Online (Portland)

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QXuqjWlCRu6LSiCgpEbdDQ is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Join us for Virtual Happy Hour hosted by DAT on October 20th!

It’s time to come together again… from the comfort of our homes. If you’re looking for work or just looking to reconnect with the PDXWIT network, join us!

The theme for this event is “Let’s Get Technical,” and we will hear from lightning speakers Katrina Johnson about AI and Kathy Lee about breaking into Cloud Computing! We will also learn more about our host company DAT when it comes to what their company does and the various positions for which they are hiring.

And of course, we will have our Virtual Job Seekers Lounge and Recruiter Roll Call, where attendees looking for career opportunities can connect in real time with recruiters who are hiring. Note that if you want to participate in this feature, we recommend joining PDXWIT slack before the event.

For those of you looking to connect on camera, we will have face-to-face networking at the end of the event! We will also have ASL interpretation throughout the event.

Agenda:

5:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open/Virtual Networking 5:05 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers 5:20 p.m. - Recruiter Roll Call 5:45 p.m. - Virtual Job Seekers Section via Slack/Face-to-Face Networking 6:15 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose:

PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech.

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

Monday
Nov 9, 2020
PDXWIT Presents: Pitch Forward: Pitch to investors and take your company forward
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MiH9o1JDSOG08EoS-a_tbQ is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Entrepreneurs, please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfjQ-YLMwFhM_xAsc2E-O0cQzIUv1gviae6KspvpyzHcLsvwQ/viewform to tell us about your company. We’ll get in touch with you to review. We have a limit of slots so sign up today!

Join Oregon Venture Fund and PDXWIT for our 2nd annual pitch event.

Calling all entrepreneurs! Are you in the process of growing your business and ready for the next phase of talking with investors? Keep your momentum going by pitching your vision and the progress of your product development and customer discovery. Oregon Venture Fund investors will weigh in with constructive feedback and connections. Ninety percent of OVF investors have started or run a business at some point in their career, and this is a great way to get feedback from these local entrepreneurs and tech leaders.

Agenda: 5:00 PDXWIT and OVF welcome and introductions 5:05 Entrepreneur pitches (5 minutes each + 1 min questions) 6:00 Investors and community connect directly with entrepreneurs 6:30 Event ends

OVF Investors: Please sign up to provide constructive feedback and connections for local entrepreneurs.

Community Members: Come observe these inspiring entrepreneurs as they share their brilliant ideas. Hopefully you will leave inspired to present at the next pitch event!

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech.

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

Tuesday
Mar 2
PDXWIT Presents: Public Speaking: Tips for Empowering Yourself and Others
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xw2K259rSRyRFVnJb9i6KA is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Public speaking is one of the most useful tools to have in your arsenal in both your professional and personal life. Being able to speak to people in small or large groups can be daunting, and learning how to gain confidence will make the experience more enjoyable.

Join PDXWIT speaker Sarah Spieglman as she explores ways of empowering your confidence and your voice. Her talk will include tips and more: Keys to organizing your thoughts Tools to develop and present your narrative Ways to explore your passions and use them as your story These public speaking tips and tricks will be helpful for both professional and personal relationships, as well as for formulating a presentation.

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Webinar open 5:05 p.m. - PDXWIT and Host Introduction 5:15 p.m. - Talk begins 6:00 p.m. - Q&A 6:15 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

Tuesday
Mar 23
PDXWIT Presents: Real Talk: Women at the Top Reveal their Secrets to Success
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_smJ3YTteTdisXLxcqkxcvA is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Ever wonder what it takes to get to the top as a woman in tech? What are the biggest barriers? What are the secrets to success? How can women help other women advance in their careers?

We need more women in leadership and intersectionality of identities among women. Particularly in tech. So let’s ask the experts.

Join us for an open, honest, and inclusive panel discussion with real women in leadership roles from some of the most recognized tech companies in Portland. We’ll get a chance to ask them tough questions about their journeys to becoming Director, Vice President, and CEO.

Moderator: Asia Kane, Software Engineer at New Relic

Panelists: - Sce Pike, CEO and Founder at IOTAS, Inc - Shannon Hulbert, CEO and Co-Founder at Opus Interactive - Cathy Rotering, Senior Director, Platform Engineering at New Relic - Natalie Ruiz, CEO of Answer Connect

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Event Opens 5:05 p.m. - PDXWIT Introduction & Host Welcome (5 minutes) 5:10 p.m. - Panel Begins 6:00 p.m. - Q & A 6:30 p.m. - Event Ends

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

Tuesday
Sep 15, 2020
PDXWIT Presents: September Virtual Happy Hour
Online (Portland)

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EIAZfkFFTgyXSDrhneO0GQ is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Join us for Virtual Happy Hour hosted by AltSource on September 15th!

It’s time to come together again… from the comfort of our homes. This month we are partnering with our friends at AltSource to host a Happy Hour. If you’re looking for work or just looking to reconnect with the PDXWIT network, join us!

Karen Cherry, Senior Project Manager of AltSource, will tell us more about the company and let us know about open positions within their organization.

The theme for this event is Pathways to Tech, and we will hear from lightning speakers and industry leaders about their various journeys into the industry.

We will also have a Virtual Job Seekers Lounge and Recruiter Roll Call, where attendees looking for career opportunities can connect in real time with recruiters who are hiring. Note that if you want to participate in this feature, we recommend joining PDXWIT slack. For those of you looking to connect on camera, we will have face to face networking at the end of the event!

Agenda:

5:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open/Virtual Networking 5:05 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers 5:20 p.m. - Recruiter Roll Call 5:45 p.m. - Virtual Job Seekers Section via Slack/Face-to-Face Networking 6:15 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech.

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

Wednesday
Aug 12, 2020
PDXWIT Presents: The Biology of Belonging
Online

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dCVRD5ZfSJKXb4eBDYr6kQ is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Join PDXWIT with virtual host, Umpqua Bank and speaker Rajkumari Neogy as we explore the Biology of Belonging!

We all have the need to belong. But what is belonging, really, and is it possible for different people to experience different levels of belonging? Can belonging be situationally based? And what are the simple ways to create a greater sense of belonging for each of us within our organizations?

Come learn the four levels of belonging found within organizations and leave with pro tips on how to create a greater sense of belonging among your co-workers and within your culture.

Agenda: 11:30 a.m. - Webinar Open 11:35 a.m.- PDXWIT Introduction and announcements 11:45 a.m. - Presentation begins 12:30 p.m. - Q&A 1:00 p.m. - Event Ends

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech through mentorship, educational community events and support services for job seekers.

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

Wednesday
Nov 4, 2020
PDXWIT Presents: Why Neurodiversity is Essential to our Future
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_l5O9aW2dRue7rXouRSIUIA is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Join PDXWIT, Torri Wright, Founder and CEO at BEHCA and Lori Eberly, LCSW, Author, Founder and Facilitator of Radius ECD as we explore diverse perspectives through the lens of neurodiversity.

Who is to say what specific neurology is going to be ideal at any given moment? Having diverse perspectives and neural-processing opens up pathways for new discoveries and solving complex problems. The barrier is overcoming bias to see past assumptions and appreciate the brain process that may very well solve a critical problem. How can we learn to communicate with one another differently and avoid quick, bias-filled, assumptions that otherwise exclude neurodiverse populations? Following the presentation, we hope to hear from you all on your perspective.

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Webinar open 5:05 p.m. - PDXWIT and Host Introduction 5:15 p.m. - Presentation 6:00 p.m. - Q&A 6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

Thursday
Oct 8, 2020
PDXWIT Presents: Working and Parenting in the Face of a Pandemic
Online

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_g74IpKa6RaKO26XbvWLW5Q is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Working parents are facing many unique challenges this year due to the pandemic. Whether it's making impossible decisions related to school, childcare, or having to sacrifice advancing professionally, there is so much going on. In this panel discussion, we will hear from parents with kids young and old as well as company leaders who can speak to what they are doing to lead with empathy and support their employees who are aiming to find balance during this time.

Whether you are a parent yourself, working alongside parents, or a company leader trying to show up for your employees and ensure your business continues to thrive, you don’t want to miss this event.

Moderator: Elizabeth Stock, Executive Director of PDXWIT and mom to Westley and Max

Panelists: Chloe Elliott, Product Manager at Jama Software and mom to Etienne and Leina

Natalie Ruiz, CEO of Answer Connect and mom to Vivian

Padmashree Koneti, Product Leader and mom to Ananya and Hari

Magali Thibault, Android SDET @ eBay and mom to Olivier

Agenda: 11:45 a.m. - Event begins 11:50 a.m. -Host welcome, Introductions and announcements 12:00 p.m. - Panel begins 1:00 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech through mentorship, educational community events and support services for job seekers.

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

Thursday
Jan 5, 2017
PDXWIT Yoga and Mindfulness to Reboot in a High Tech World
Momemtum Studio

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-yoga-and-mindfulness-to-reboot-in-a-high-tech-world-tickets-28504083481

Make 2017 a year to connect with a more vibrant YOU!

You work and live in a busy world which can elevate emotional and physical distress signals in your body and create feelings of stress, anxiety, and overwhelm. This yoga and mindfulness event will give you simple, everyday tools to remain open and receptive to your immediate experience so you feel more calm, organized, and focused in all aspects of your life.

Come prepared to practice a light yoga and meditation session with Kimi Marin to discuss tips on how to stay mindful in your daily life. We'll conclude the workshop with an opportunity to socialize with other women in tech in a relaxing and supportive environment.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering: educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Website
Tuesday
Aug 17, 2010
pii2010 - privacy identity innovation
through Seattle Bell Harbor International Conference Center

Taking place August 17-19 in Seattle during Seattle Geek Week, pii2010 will explore the future of digital privacy, identity and innovation, and how to strike a balance between protecting sensitive information and enabling new technologies and business models.

Hosted by technology analyst Larry Magid, it's an all-hands-on-deck conference where industry executives, technologists, consumer advocates, policy experts and other stakeholders will come together as a group to examine critical issues like:

How emerging technologies & business models are impacting the way data is created, shared and aggregated

Effective approaches for building online trust with users Ways in which user preferences and social norms are shifting

Changes in the regulatory landscape, in the U.S. and internationally

The role of anonymity and the future of reputation management on the Web

The latest developments in user-centric identity management

In addition, pii2010 will serve as the official launch pad for pii Labs, an open forum for brainstorming and collaborating where you will have an opportunity to share your ideas and projects with other participants.

Website
Friday
May 3, 2013
Pixel Arts Screening & Indie Game Tournament
5th Avenue Cinema

Join Pixel Arts Game Education in a celebration of its volunteers, milestones, and community!

We will be hosting a free screening of Indie Game: The Movie, followed by a short intermission and tournaments for Samurai Gunn, Super Hexagon, and BLOODBALL. Winners in each of these indie game tournaments will receive prizes!

This event is free, all ages, and open to the public. Film and games are not rated.

"Pixel Arts is a non-profit association that open sources social change through videogames. By creating safe environments and resources for youth and adults invested in maker culture and videogames, we serve the belief that shared creation and education provides value to our community."

We will be announcing our first game camp for July 2013 at Portland Youth Builders and our maker program map to build STEM partnerships with educators, researchers, and community partners.

For more information about Pixel Arts and its services, community, and volunteer opportunities, visit http://pixelartspdx.wikispaces.com/!

Website
Thursday
Sep 14, 2017
PMI Portland Chapter 2017 Annual Conference
through Oregon Convention Center

The PMI Portland Chapter Annual Conference, organized by the PMI Portland Chapter will take place on 14th September to 15th September 2017 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR. The conference will focus on effecting change and building leadership skills and tools, strengthening the effectiveness of delivering project results through effective methodologies. -

Early Bird Discount: SAVE $50.00. Use Code: AC17CLGEB

Keynote & Invited Speakers: Dr. Shimi Kang, Ph.D. & Skip Weisman https://pmi-portland.org/2017-ac-speakers

Why Attend?

Make Connections: Network with like-minded professionals. Connect with experts and influencers in the industry.

Be Inspired: Hear remarkable keynote speakers, selected not only for their expertise but for their passion and ability to inspire you towards excellence.

Learn New Skills: Benefit from nearly 20 educational sessions and Open Space Technology. Learn about the tools and resources to assist in managing your projects and leading your teams

Earn PDUs: Earn professional development units (PDUs) to help maintain your certification

Stay Current: Keep ahead of the competition and stay relevant by learning the latest trends and best practices.

Schedule & Agenda https://pmi-portland.org/2017-ac-schedule

Thu, 14 Sep: 07:30 AM - 06:00 PM Keynote & Breakouts

Fri, 15 Sep: 07:30 AM - 06:00 PM Keynote & Open Space

REGISTER NOW! & SAVE $50.00. Use Code: AC17CLGEB

https://pmi-portland.org/2017-ac-register/individual-registration

Website
Thursday
Jan 23, 2020
PNSQC 2020 Vision: Lighting the Torch
Cvent

This year’s theme for PNSQC is 2020 Vision: Quality Looking Forward. We chose this theme to inspire attendees and speakers to think of ways to learn from the past, and envision ways to achieve quality software in the future.

Just as lighting the Olympic flame before the games is a gesture of ceremony and inspiration, this kickoff of the call for proposals for PNSQC 2020 is a way to spark your imagination to contribute your own vision of quality.

Come hear a "full stack" of lightning talks on visions of quality. What’s in store for software QA in the future as it merges with DevOps. How will you adapt to changing organizational structures, roles and required knowledge? Find out what leaders in the field are thinking and doing.

Get inspired to see yourself presenting in October at PNSQC 2020 Networking afterward for ideas to achieve 2020 vision. Snacks and refreshments available during the talks.

Then prepare to share your own clarity of vision at PNSQC 2020 by submitting a proposal to present at the conference in October.

How do I get involved? To attend, please finish your RSVP here on meetup. If you wish to present at this event, please submit your ideas on PNSQC’s OpenConference site: https://www.openconf.org/pnsqc2020/author/submit.php

This event is open to software developers, IT managers, project managers, product owners, testers, security professionals -- anyone who is passionate about professional software quality.

Website
Monday
Oct 11
PNSQC 2021: The Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference
through TBD

The 39th Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference will be held October 11-13, 2021. The conference theme is Quality Coming Together — how all the separate people, teams, processes, libraries and ideas come together to build a quality system (or not). PNSQC 2021 will be online this year, so you can easily join keynotes, technical presentations, panels, and workshops. Stream the conference to watch from the comfort of your home office, or next to your cat or dog on the couch. Early bird pricing extended until September 20th!

Register online https://mms.pnsqc.org/members/evr/regmenu.php?orgcode=PNSQ

Tracks Include - People, Management and Leadership - Technologies and Tools (including Machine Learning and AI) - Performance and Security - Automation - Processes, Practices, and Methods - Quality Engineering

The full schedule is here:

https://www.pnsqc.org/pnsqc-2021-conference-glance/

Our industry learns from working with education, healthcare, manufacturing, government sectors, and more. What can those other industries learn from us? Come and find out at PNSQC 2021.

Website
Thursday
Jan 28
PNSQC Culture Jam 2021
TBD

Come Together for the 2021 Culture Jam!

It’s time to open the PNSQC 2021 Call for Papers with a Culture Jam. This year the theme is Quality Coming Together. As we begin planning for the conference, we’re hosting an afternoon of lightning talks to have a meeting of minds and get your ideas flowing for new proposals on software quality.

Each speaker will have 15 minutes to get to the point and convey their ideas on the theme of how quality comes together for their teams, organizations and projects.

This is the official opening of the call for papers for the 2021 conference. It will be held virtually with breaks for networking, announcements and PNSQC 2020 Conference Award presentations.

How do I get involved?

Watch past Culture Jam events on PNSQC’s youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/PNSQC/playlists

PNSQC’s mission statement is to enable knowledge exchange to produce higher quality software. The event is free and open to all interested.

Website
Sunday
Mar 29, 2020
PNSQC Pitchfest - Call for Proposals Ends April 15th!
Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery

There's still time to submit a proposal to present at PNSQC 2020. And, to help you get inspired, we are hosting the second annual Pitchfest to give you quick feedback on ideas.

What is a Pitchfest? Speaking at PNSQC 2020 is your chance to share your software quality expertise and experience on trends, process improvement and technology solutions. The Pitchfest is your chance to quickly propose and iterate on an idea before submitting it.

Why show up for a Pitchfest? - You have an idea for a paper, but don't know "if it's good enough" - You have the germ of an idea and want to refine it before writing a proposal - You're curious what ideas other people have - You have questions about the overall paper/presenter/speaking "thing" - You want to have appetizers and something to drink while networking with software quality professionals

Appetizers will be provided by PNSQC. We are meeting in the "Barrel Room" (ask at the bar if you can't find it).

Even if you can't attend the Pitchfest, check out the program committee's "wish list" for topics. Remember, proposals for papers must be received by April 15th, 2020 at 11:59 PM PDT.

Here is the URL to submit a proposal https://www.pnsqc.org/2020-conference/call-proposals/

Here is the link to the "wish list" https://www.pnsqc.org/a-pnsqc-wish-list-topics-to-inspire-your-vision-for-quality/

PNSQC’s mission statement is to enable knowledge exchange to produce higher quality software. The event is free and open to all interested.

Website
Friday
Jan 24, 2020
PNSQC Workshop: An Engineering Approach to Public Speaking
Cvent

Whether you’ve given hundreds of talks, just gave your first talk, or perhaps are thinking of giving a talk next year, we all could use tips in not only overcoming our fears of public speaking but getting good at it. As engineering professionals, sometimes we may focus on the engineering problem and analysis yet don’t realize that how we deliver the message can be just as important as the message itself.

If you break a sweat when speaking to more than a few people as we did, you’ll appreciate these transformational tips as Brian and Phil discuss practices for putting together a talk for a conference. As an engineer, learn a step by step pragmatic approach with several techniques and exercises to cure your nervousness and improve your delivery in a systematic way. Public speaking is a top skill for anyone who wants to effect change. Whether speaking to a department, at a meetup or presenting keynotes around the world, Phil and Brian have worked to hone their presentation skills.

You’ve heard “Practice Makes Perfect” right? Well, that’s not quite right. “Practice With Feedback Makes Perfect”. In this free workshop, you will learn systematic methods with exercises so that you can improve on the spot.

Walk away more confident in your ability to improve your public speaking skills with a framework and techniques for improvement.

This is a free three-hour workshop limited to the first 18 people. The content will be in three parts, but each section builds on the previous. Please RSVP on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Pacific-NW-Software-Quality-Conference-PNSQC/events/266871919

Both Brian and Phil are officers and board members of the Pacific NW Software Quality Conference (PNSQC).

Brian Gaudreau is a seasoned quality professional with 20+ years of management, software testing and QA experience relevant to telecom, enterprise metadata, government, multimedia, health care and marketing CRM platforms.

Philip Lew, CEO of XBOSoft, has founded and managed companies in his 25+ year professional career. He frequently can be found speaking at conferences including Softec Asia, HUSTEF, TestIstanbul and StarEast.

Website
Monday
Jan 14, 2019