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Oct 1
Data Viz Portland -- Making Numbers Count with author Karla Starr
Ziba Design - Auditorium

Join us for a talk, workshop and community building event with Karla Starr - acclaimed science and business writer, speaker and author of the book Making Numbers Count: The Art and Science of Communicating Numbers.

Hosted by Data Visualization Society's Portland chapter and the PDX Data Visualization Meetup group.

Learn more and register via the Meetup page or the DVS Eventbriite page.

Hope to see you there!

Oct 5
Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup (PDX A11Y UX) - Hands-on (or hands-free) with assistive technology at Community Vision's AT Lab
Community Vision Inc

Even for digital products and services, there is still always some kind of physical interaction. Whether it's by keyboard, touchscreen, voice, or something else, people choose a way to interact that works for them in their unique situation.

The Community Vision Assistive Technology (AT) Lab is a collaborative education and resource center that is open to the public. The Lab demonstrates a wide variety of AT, from communication devices and browser extensions to voice-controlled lights and adaptive video game controllers. Community Vision will be hosting us for the night to learn about these tools and explore them firsthand.

Note: The event is capped at 25 attendees; please RSVP on Meetup. Be sure you can attend in person; if your plans change, please remove yourself from attendance.


  • 5:30pm: Arrive and network
  • 5:45pm: Introduction and guided tour
  • 6:00pm: Open exploration of the lab, with AT Lab staff available for questions
  • 6:30pm: Post-event socializing at a nearby location (TBD)

About Community Vision

Community Vision's mission is to make Oregon a place where people with disabilities can live, work, and thrive in the communities of their choice. Community Vision takes a person-centered approach in providing quality supports tailored to the unique needs and wishes of each individual and family. Learn more at

Accommodation requests

If you have any accommodation requests, please contact us in advance of the event to discuss.

Oct 6
BSidesPDX 2023 - Computer Security Conference
through PSU Smith Memorial Student Union

We're looking forward to seeing you at BSidesPDX on Friday October 6th, 2023 for our annual conference. Registration is free through September 15th!

BSides Portland is a tax-exempt charitable 501(c)(3) organization founded with the mission to cultivate the Pacific Northwest information security and hacking community by creating local inclusive opportunities for learning, networking, collaboration, and teaching.

Finding Your First Job and Excelling In It with McKay Moore Photo of The_Tech_Academy Hosted By The_Tech_Academy
The Tech Academy

McKay Moore, Tech Academy graduate, will discuss how to land your first tech job and be successful in it!

In this Talk, McKay will share the following information:

  • Job search process
  • How to succeed once you are on the job
  • ANKI, a great learning tool for technical interviews
  • Q&A

McKay graduated from The Tech Academy in 2022 and currently works as a Full-Stack Software Engineer at GoEngineer.

Join us Friday, June 9th at 1 pm Pacific Time (2p MT, 3p CT, 4p ET) in our Google Meet room.

RSVP on Meetup: RSVP on Eventbrite:

Don't miss this opportunity to learn and network!

Portland 2600
Sizzle Pie (East Burnside)

PDX2600 is a monthly open forum for hackers in Portland Oregon. It happens on the first Friday of every month. There are no memberships, no leaders, and no real structure. Only the free exchange of ideas.

Oct 7
Mentorship Saturdays
The Tech Academy

We are both online via the link below and hosted in person thanks to Tech Academy!

Hosted by Aaron Campf. Online Teams Link:

Or call in (audio only) +1 872-240-8681,,882162595# United States, Chicago Phone Conference ID: 882 162 595#

Please join one of our community group chats



If there are any issues with joining in person or online please message on here and Slack or Discord

Oct 10
4K4Community Fun Run
OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

Portland, the 4K4C is back! The 4K 4Charity has passed the baton – get ready for the 4K4Community on Tuesday, October 10, 2023.

The 4K4Community Fun Run is a 4 km (2.49 mi) running and walking event that raises funds for nonprofits focused on advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the tech industry and beyond. 100% of your registration fee is tax-deductible and is donated directly to this year’s nonprofit beneficiary, POIC + Rosemary Anderson High School.

The run starts and ends at OMSI in SE Portland. At the finish line, participants can celebrate with free drinks and snacks, and visit nonprofit booths to learn about the work being done to better our community. Participants who register before September 24 will also receive a commemorative event t-shirt.

Whether you’re running the distance, walking with a group, or cheering at the finish line, come together with your community to get active and give back.

Stay up-to-date with the 4K4Community on Instagram and LinkedIn.

Oct 12
Turning Empathy into Action – This Is How Digital Products Attain True Success

Portland Design Thinkers is thrilled to announce our next event with Damon Gaumont: Turning Empathy into Action – This Is How Digital Products Attain True Success

Turning empathy into action in digital product experiences is crucial for creating products that resonate with users, provide value, and foster positive relationships between users and businesses. It not only leads to better user satisfaction but also contributes to the success and reputation of the product and the company behind it. In this talk, Damon will cover why it is so important, various methods to achieve it, how to measure it, and how to ensure it is continually improved.

About our speaker: Damon currently guides brands accountably through the creation of digital experiences by tapping his extensive background and expertise in brand building, creative strategy, and experience design. His belief that all brand extensions start best with a clearly articulated vision is the first step in an accountable process that culminates with beautifully usable and inherently humanized branded digital experiences.

If you have any questions or would like to join the PDT Slack you can do so at this link:

PDT is a volunteer-run organization, and as you can imagine, organizing events can be expensive. We rely on sponsors and donations to help us offset these costs. If you would like to help, we accept donations through Venmo @PortlandDesignThinkers.

Oct 19
Data PDX: "Benefits of Top-down Data Modeling" with SqlDBM
Google Meet

Keith Belanger, SqlDBM Product Evangelist

Keith Belanger has over 27 years experience in the Data Architecture space and started his journey as a Data Modeler in the OLTP space and eventually migrated over to the OLAP space. He has had many roles over the years including ETL Development, BI Administration, DBA & Data Architecture. He was the Senior Data Architect and Director of Data Architecture for a Fortune 100 P&C Insurance Company. He also has consulted many companies in many verticals on their Data Modernization strategies. Keith is expert in Kimball (Star Schema) & Data Vault 2.0 solution strategies. Recognized Snowflake Data Superhero and board member of the Data Vault North America User Group.

Abstract In this presentation we will explore the benefits of top-down modeling approaches and emphasize the value of top-down modeling in data warehousing and highlight the importance of ontologies. We will discuss "why" top-down models should be considered, "how" to develop these models and apply it to your data warehousing initiatives. Ultimately, encouraging the adoption of top-down modeling as a flexible and forward-looking approach that can better meet the evolving needs of businesses while delivering tangible value.

RSVP for Google Meet link to be sent in advance, and available on the Eventbrite Online Event Page.

Oct 25
Silicon Forest Tech Connect
White Owl Social Club

Join tech industry peers, hiring managers, job seekers, and local leaders at Silicon Forest Tech Connect this October in Portland, OR.

While TechCrawl takes a pause, we are committed to gathering the tech community together to explore connections and create job opportunities.

Whether you're actively looking for a new role, open to new connections, hiring tech talent, or just looking to explore the tech scene, the Silicon Forest Tech Connect is the place to be this fall.

More details to come!

We are currently inviting local companies to participate. If you're hiring and want to join the event as a sponsor please email [email protected]. More details here:

Oct 26
Strategic Agility Lab
through McMenamins Kennedy School Hotel

Unlock Your Business Potential

Welcome to the Strategic Agility Lab 2023 (formerly the Business Agility Lab), where our distinguished team of seasoned business leaders is dedicated to guiding you through two immersive days of transformative working sessions and delivering personalized mentorship. Our mission is to address the core challenges, cultivate a resilient mindset, and unlock your company's untapped potential in meeting the ever-evolving needs of your customers. By the end of this intensive retreat, you and your team will emerge equipped with invaluable skills to propel your journey toward building a more agile, responsive, and forward-thinking organization.

Two Immersive Days of Learning

The Strategic Agility Lab creates a collaborative and immersive environment where participants can learn from experts, exchange ideas with peers, and actively work towards transforming their organization's agility and responsiveness. The event is intentionally limited to under 100 attendees to maximize engagement, foster meaningful connections, and ensure personalized interactions that drive profound learning and collaboration.

Oct 31
RainSec - PDX Information Security Meetup
Lucky Lab Brew Pub

RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to network and discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting.

While our target audience is experienced information security professionals, this is a public event open to any interested parties. If you have a friend or colleague who might benefit, please pass an invite along.

Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

Because COVID-19 still presents significant risk to some members of our community, we ask that you observe the following and make your own risk assessment decision regarding your attendance:

  • If outdoor seating is available and weather permits, we will be outside.
  • If you are feeling sick, stay home!
  • If you've had a recent COVID exposure, stay home!
  • If you are not vaccinated, stay home!
  • If you are otherwise considered high risk for COVID, please stay home until you feel it is safe to gather in large groups (20-40 people). We don't want to be the cause of anyone's illness or death.

You can also find us on and Google Groups.

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Jan 19, 2038

Wherever remains that still serves beer in 2038, we will party like it's 1970.

(More like 1901...y'know 'cause rollover to −(2^31), not zero. )