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Wednesday
Jun 19
CascadiaJS
through Town Hall Seattle

CascadiaJS is the JavaScript conference for the Pacific Northwest. This year’s event will bring together an amazing group of web developers from across the Pacific Northwest (and beyond). You will find every kind of developer you can imagine:

  • Code newbies all the way to senior executives
  • Front-end, back-end and full-stack engineers
  • Expertise in popular frameworks
  • Members of under-represented groups in tech

Over the course of 2 days, you’ll hear 20+ amazing talks by experts in their fields, covering everything from GenAI to TypeScript to leadership. There will be ample opportunities for you to connect with other developers and hiring companies, during coffee breaks, meals and social gatherings at the venue, and karaoke!

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Wednesday
Jun 5
CHIFOO: "We already knew that: When research findings fail to land" with Steve Portigal – Virtual event
Virtual via Zoom

Lecture Details Sometimes when we share research findings, we hear back, “We already knew that.” In this talk, I’ll examine why that happens, and what we can do about it. Sometimes, it’s a cognitive bias, called hindsight bias and also known as the “knew it all along” phenomenon. But there are other causes and we can adjust our approach to research to try and limit this all-too-common challenge.

About Steve Portigal Steve Portigal is an experienced user researcher who helps organizations to build mature user research practices. He is the author of Interviewing Users: How To Uncover Compelling Insights (now in a second edition) and Doorbells, Danger, and Dead Batteries: User Research War Stories. He’s also the host of the Dollars to Donuts podcast.

Website: portigal.com/

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Thursday
Jun 20
Demolicious - June 2024
UpStart Collective Westside

June Demolicious will be at the new westside UpStart Collective location!

:::::::Please use the form below to apply to pitch for JUNE:::::::::::

APPLY TO PITCH HERE: https://forms.gle/sx81RaT6Nuqj9sWR7

Demolicious is back! This monthly pitch event brings together founders and the community to learn about what is being built here and around Portland.

How this all works: If you are a founder, you will apply to pitch here. Don't worry. "Apply" simply means you want to pitch, but there's no real competitive process to be accepted. We just want to see what you're working on before we put you in front of a room full of people.

You will be given 3 minutes to pitch at the event.

The audience will be given a number to text and vote for their favorite one. The one with the most votes will go home with the Demolicious Championship belt.

The belt is not for you to keep as you will have to come back and "defend" it. However, you will be allowed to put your startup sticker (if applicable) on the belt for all to see and to live on forever in infamy!

We will post the projects/companies that will be pitching a week prior to the event. Which means you have until then to fill out the form.

Teams Pitching: TBA

Will you be the next founder to pitch!?!

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Thursday
May 30
Elevate Oregon
Downtown Portland

Venture funding has been a key catalyst to Oregon's economic growth and job creation. Elevate Capital is proud to be the leading diversity-focused Fund in the State, deploying over $20M to nearly 60 Oregon companies over the last eight years, with a particular focus on women, BIPOC, minority, LGBTQ+, and other historically underserved founders.

​On May 30, Elevate Oregon will bring together founders, experienced investors, community leaders, and elected officials to spotlight upcoming companies in our region and use our collective intelligence to improve the future of Oregon’s startup landscape.

You will hear from the region’s most promising diverse leaders, and there will be dynamic opportunities to explore emerging trends and co-create solutions to foster innovation in our community. Elevate Oregon intentionally creates space for aspiring, diverse founders, investors, and supporters passionate about contributing thought leadership to the local ecosystem.

Register Today - Seating Limited!

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Wednesday
May 29
Free Coworking Wednesday (Westside)
2828 S Corbett Ave

Free coworking with other founders, entrepreneurs and great folks

RSVP (free) https://www.meetup.com/startup-your-startup/events/301199078/

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Friday
Oct 4
hacklandia - 48 hours to build cool sh*t!
through Portland State University Business Accelerator

Save the date because the first hacklandia happens this October at the old Portland State University Business Accelerator/new westside UpStart Collective location! You will have the opportunity to come to build an idea you have been thinking about or join a team that will be formed to create over 48 hours.

RSVP here: https://hacklandia.splashthat.com/

Space is limited to 150 RSVPs so don't wait. This event will fill up fast!

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Friday
Jul 12
July 12: Developing Tic-Tac-Toe Game in Python, Hosted by Erik Gross
The Tech Academy

Come join The Tech Academy at this very special free introductory online coding class, delivered by Senior-Level Software Developer, and our Co-Founder (Erik Gross). In it, Erik will show you how to build a “Tic-Tac-Toe” video game using the popular programming language: Python.

Attend on Zoom at 5:00 p.m. PST (7 CST / 8 EST), on July 12 (Friday evening).

This live Python class is for people who have never written code before, and in it Mr. Gross will explain every line of code in plain English. All technical terms and concepts will be defined simply. Python is one of the most-used programming languages in the world and you’ll get a taste of it here!

Confirm your attendance now at this fun and very special Intro to coding class!

Meetup link: https://bit.ly/Erikworkshop0712 Eventbrite link: https://bit.ly/ErikworkshopE0712

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Friday
Jun 14
June 14: Make Your Own Adventure Game in Python, with Erik Gross
The Tech Academy

Learn how to create your very own text-based adventure game, similar to the classic game Zork, at this live class delivered by the Co-Founder of The Tech Academy.

This online workshop will teach the basics of the popular programming language Python, and you can join us on Zoom at 5:00 p.m. PST (7 CST / 8 EST), on June 14 (Friday evening).

This live class is for people who have never written code before, and in it Mr. Gross will explain every line of code in plain English. All technical terms and concepts will be defined simply. Python is one of the most-used programming languages in the world and you’ll get a taste of it here!

Confirm your attendance now for this fun and educational Intro to Python coding class!

Meetup link: https://bit.ly/ErikWorkShop0614 Eventbrite link: https://bit.ly/ErikWorkshopE0614

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Friday
Jun 21
June 21: Using ChatGPT and AI to Prepare for Interviews, Hosted by Erik Gross
The Tech Academy

Join The Tech Academy on Zoom at 5:00 p.m. PST (7 CST / 8 EST) for our live online event entitled “Using ChatGPT to Prepare for Interviews” on June 21 (Friday evening).

The host of this webinar is Erik Gross (our Co-Founder) and he is not only an experienced software developer who has been working in tech for decades, he is an expert in AI and leveraging ChatGPT. At this free workshop, we will cover how to ace interviews with AI. And don’t worry, no cheating is involved! This will be ethical usage of ChatGPT.

Register for this valuable, yet free, event now!

Meetup link: https://bit.ly/ErikWorkShop0621 Eventbrite link: https://bit.ly/ErikWorkshopE0621

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Friday
Jun 28
June 28: Let's Make Hangman With Python - Free Coding Class by Erik Gross
The Tech Academy

Join The Tech Academy at this free, online intro to coding class, hosted live by Erik Gross (our Co-Founder), where he will show you how to create the game “Hangman” using one of the top programming languages in the world: Python.

The class will be held on Zoom on June 28 (Friday evening) starting at 5:00 p.m. PST (7 CST/8 EST).

This workshop is for people who have never written code before, and in it, Mr. Gross will explain every line of code in plain English. All technical terms and concepts will be defined simply.

Register now for The Tech Academy’s fun, simple and educational Intro to Python coding class!

Meetup link: https://bit.ly/ErikWorkShop0628 Eventbrite link: https://bit.ly/ErikWorkshopE0628

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Friday
Jun 7
June 7: How NOT to Get Scammed by AI, from Erik Gross
The Tech Academy

Artificial intelligence is growing in use and power every day. And unfortunately, it is increasingly being used to scam users through complex schemes and even hacking.

In this free workshop, Erik Gross (Co-Founder of The Tech Academy) will give students tools and resources to protect themselves from AI. He will also show you how to recognize if something was generated by a human or artificial intelligence.

Join The Tech Academy on Zoom at 5:00 p.m. PST (7 CST / 8 EST) for this live online event on June 7 (Friday evening).

Register for this special and useful event now!

Meetup link: https://bit.ly/ErikWorkShop0607 Eventbrite link: https://bit.ly/ErikWorkshopE0607

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Friday
May 31
May 31: Develop a "Connect 4" Game Using Python, With Erik Gross
The Tech Academy

Join The Tech Academy as we create the popular and classic game “Connect 4” using Python! In this free live class, Erik Gross (our Co-Founder) will cover the basics of coding for absolute beginners.

This online workshop will be hosted through Zoom at 5:00 p.m. PST (7 CST / 8 EST), on May 31 (Friday evening).

This free coding class is for people who have never written code before, and in it Mr. Gross will explain every line of code in plain English. All technical terms and concepts will be defined simply. Python is one of the most-used programming languages in the world and you’ll get your feet wet here!

Register for this fun and educational intro to coding class for beginners now!

Meetup link: https://bit.ly/ErikWorkShop0531 Eventbrite link: https://bit.ly/ErikWorkshopE0531

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Monday
Jun 10
Monitorama 2024
through Gerding Theater at the Armory

What other event can say that they practice real-time failover in action? Join us again to hear talks from industry experts and community leaders discuss the newest approaches in monitoring and observability. Find out which tools and techniques are in use at some of the largest web architectures in the world.

An Inclusive Event for Monitoring and Observability Practitioners

Monitorama events bring together the brightest minds among the open source development and operations communities. Our goal is to continue to push the boundaries of observability software and practices, all while having a great time in a casual setting.

This event takes place in the beautiful city of Portland, Oregon. If you haven't already experienced Monitorama, this is a great chance to make our acquaintance.

TICKETS: $400

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Wednesday
Oct 30
NEDME (Northwest Electronics Design & Manufacturing Expo)
Wingspan Event & Conference Center

The NW Electronics Design & Manufacturing Expo (NEDME) is the premier trade show and networking event for members of the high-tech industry in the Pacific Northwest. NEDME connects local businesses with engineers, entrepreneurs, buyers, and reps in a fun atmosphere that promotes innovation and learning.

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Thursday
May 30
Pacific Northwest Music Tech Meetup
joyful

Free for music tech execs, founders, innovators, investors, veterans, movers, shakers, & crazy pants.

The quarterly PNW Music Tech Meetup is back! We will kick off with three short presentations, open the floor for announcements and requests for connections, and have plenty of time to schmooze with food and drinks provided by our sponsors!

You’ll hear from:

Revohloo’s Tracy DeBarros — music video remix monetization platform

Decibel’s Ken Naku — music collaboration, licensing, and asset management

XRAY FM’s Chase Spross — Portland’s progressive community radio station

Plus shoutouts, beverages, schmooze with the PNW music tech community.

Thank you to our sponsors! CD Baby Metrognome 503 Distilling Rock Paper Scissors PR

Organized and presented by the Music Tectonics Conference

(RSVP required)

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Friday
Jun 7
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.

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Tuesday
Jun 25
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 Meetup.com and Google Groups.

If you're looking for more security-focused community meetups in the Portland area, check out pdx-infosec.com.

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Wednesday
Oct 9
SIMposium by SIM Portland
Hyatt Regency, Portland

Announcing the Portland SIMposium: A Premier Event for IT Leaders 

 

Join us at the Portland SIMposium will be held on October 9th at the Hyatt Regency for an unparalleled day dedicated to IT leaders keen on navigating the future of technology and leadership. We are honored to feature Steve Brown, a renowned AI futurist with distinguished experience at Google DeepMind and Intel, as our closing keynote speaker. Dive deep into the race towards Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) and its implications for business and society, guided by Steve's expert insights. Network with peers across various sectors and equip your organization for the challenges ahead with the latest tech innovation. Secure your spot now at simposium.org and be part of

 

Why Attend?

The Portland SIMPosium is more than just an event; it's a platform where IT leaders from diverse sectors converge to share insights, challenges, and successes. This gathering is dedicated to those who are eager to lead their organizations through the tech-driven future, ensuring you leave with valuable connections and knowledge that can significantly influence your professional journey.

 

What to Expect?

Exclusive Keynote on AGI: Engage with Steve Brown as he unveils the path to artificial general intelligence, offering a glimpse into the future of technology and its impact on our lives and work.

Unparalleled Networking: Connect with leading IT Leaders, fostering a robust network of professionals who are shaping the future of technology.

Actionable Insights: Gain practical knowledge and strategies from the forefront of IT innovation to navigate the challenges and opportunities of the digital age.

Leadership Growth: Elevate your leadership skills and organizational impact with cutting-edge tools and insights presented throughout the day.

Comprehensive Catering: Enjoy a full day of catered meals, starting with breakfast and a midday lunch and culminating in an elegant evening reception.

 

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Wednesday
Jun 26
Social Entrepreneur Hot Seat: The Insight Alliance
the insight alliance

Portland has quite a few founders that consider themselves social entrepreneurs that are building social enterprises. Founders focused on both mission and margin.

We're going to jump in the deep end on this one and run a 90 minute hot seat where attendees of this event will help an existing social entrepreneur come up with solutions to their biggest current challenges.

This month we'll be working with The Insight Alliance

The Insight Alliance works in prisons and in the community with a simple focus: understanding the limitless nature of the human mind, and recognizing our own innate well-being. Everything we need to thrive already exists within us.

RSVP to come share some ideas, thoughts and feedback that can truly make a positive difference in our community.

RSVP https://www.meetup.com/socialentrepreneurspdx/events/301163589/

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Wednesday
Aug 14
TiE Oregon - Pitch Club
Centrl Office Pearl

Why Participate? Pitch Club is an event where entrepreneurs learn the criteria and methods used by real investors to evaluate their venture as a potential investment. This is done by recreating a typical investor meeting where a few companies pitch and receive feedback from TiE Oregon Charter Members. These meetings follow the same basic agenda of an investor meeting with three sections: the pitch, Q&A, and investor discussion & decision.

Who facilitates Pitch Club? Pitch Club is organized by Kari Naone, TiE Oregon Executive Director and led by Tom Kingsley, a TiE Charter Member who is an investor and successful entrepreneur.

What to expect? Please minimally prepare for a 5-minute pitch. If time permits each person could get up to 10 minutes so be prepared for that as well. This can include a slides/ppt that will be presented from your computer. Directly after pitching, Q&A and discussion will take place.

Those who attend pitch club will walk away with a better understanding of what investors look for in a pitch and how to answer the questions possible investor will ask. In addition, each presenter will receive a digital copy of their pitch and feedback from their peers and TiE Charter Members.

Interested in sponsoring Pitch Club - please contact [email protected].

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Wednesday
Sep 11
TiE Oregon - Pitch Club
Zoom

Why Attend? Pitch Club is an event where entrepreneurs learn the criteria and methods used by real investors to evaluate their venture as a potential investment. This is done by recreating a typical investor meeting where a few companies pitch and receive feedback from TiE Oregon Charter Members. These meetings follow the same basic agenda of an investor meeting with three sections: the pitch, Q&A, and investor discussion & decision.

Who facilitates Pitch Club? Pitch Club is organized by Kari Naone, TiE Oregon Executive Director and led by Tom Kingsley, a TiE Charter Member who is an investor and successful entrepreneur.

What to expect? Please minimally prepare for a 5-minute pitch. If time permits each person could get up to 10 minutes so be prepared for that as well. This can include a slides/ppt that will be presented from your computer. Directly after pitching, Q&A and discussion will take place.

Those who attend pitch club will walk away with a better understanding of what investors look for in a pitch and how to answer the questions possible investor will ask. In addition, each presenter will receive a digital copy of their pitch and feedback from their peers and TiE Charter Members.

Interested in sponsoring Pitch Club - please contact [email protected].

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Wednesday
Oct 9
TiE Oregon - Pitch Club

Why Participate? Pitch Club is an event where entrepreneurs learn the criteria and methods used by real investors to evaluate their venture as a potential investment. This is done by recreating a typical investor meeting where a few companies pitch and receive feedback from TiE Oregon Charter Members. These meetings follow the same basic agenda of an investor meeting with three sections: the pitch, Q&A, and investor discussion & decision.

Who facilitates Pitch Club? Pitch Club is organized by Kari Naone, TiE Oregon Executive Director and led by Tom Kingsley, a TiE Charter Member who is an investor and successful entrepreneur.

What to expect? Please minimally prepare for a 5-minute pitch. If time permits each person could get up to 10 minutes so be prepared for that as well. This can include a slides/ppt that will be presented from your computer. Directly after pitching, Q&A and discussion will take place.

Those who attend pitch club will walk away with a better understanding of what investors look for in a pitch and how to answer the questions possible investor will ask. In addition, each presenter will receive a digital copy of their pitch and feedback from their peers and TiE Charter Members.

Interested in sponsoring Pitch Club - please contact [email protected].

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Wednesday
Nov 13
TiE Oregon - Pitch Club
Zoom

Why Participate?

Pitch Club is an event where entrepreneurs learn the criteria and methods used by real investors to evaluate their venture as a potential investment. This is done by recreating a typical investor meeting where a few companies pitch and receive feedback from TiE Oregon Charter Members. These meetings follow the same basic agenda of an investor meeting with three sections: the pitch, Q&A, and investor discussion & decision.

Who facilitates Pitch Club? Pitch Club is organized by Kari Naone, TiE Oregon Executive Director and led by Tom Kingsley, a TiE Charter Member who is an investor and successful entrepreneur.

What to expect? Please minimally prepare for a 5-minute pitch. If time permits each person could get up to 10 minutes so be prepared for that as well. This can include a slides/ppt that will be presented from your computer. Directly after pitching, Q&A and discussion will take place.

Those who attend pitch club will walk away with a better understanding of what investors look for in a pitch and how to answer the questions possible investor will ask. In addition, each presenter will receive a digital copy of their pitch and feedback from their peers and TiE Charter Members.

Interested in sponsoring Pitch Club - please contact [email protected].

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Thursday
May 30
VC Day
Portland in person - register for address

10:00am - 10:20 am: Check-in and Morning Networking

​10:20am - 10:30 am: Opening Remarks (Josh Wylie, Mary Hull, CIBC, & other sponsors)

​10:30am - 11:00 am: Fireside Chat I: Scaling From Seed to Series - A

​Moderated by: Julie Harrelson, Managing Director, Cascade Seed Fund

​Allie Magyar, Dynamic Events, Chairman of the Board, TAO ​Callie Christensen, CBO, Slumberkins ​Elizabeth Sheils, Co-founder, Rockpapercoin ​11:15am - 11:45 am: Meet the Funders: Co-working & Networking

​12:00pm - 1:30 pm: Catered Lunch Sponsored by Stoel Rives, Co-working

​1:30pm - 2:00 pm: Fireside Chat II: Women in VC

​Moderated by: Mary Hull, Partner, Stoel Rives, LLP

​Catherine Williams, Principal, Dundee VC ​Tee Podder, Investor, Trilogy Equity Partners ​Angela Jackson, Managing Director, Portland Seed Fund ​Denise Dunlap, Managing Partner, Sage Growth Capital ​Cindy Ho, Jr. Partner, Stout Street Capital ​2:15pm - 2:45pm: Women and Founder Support

​Moderated by: Tricia Clemans, Director, Global Technology Transfer Group

​Caroline Lewis, Managing Partner, Rogue Women's Fund ​Cara Turano, President & Executive Director, OEN ​Sarah Studer, Chief Storyteller, Truemedia.org ​Michelle Drilling, Vice President of Operations, Streamlined Ventures ​3:00pm - 3:30pm: Emerging Funds in the PNW

​Moderated by: Josh Wylie,Founder Breaking into Venture, VC Day Host

​Evan Poncelet,Co-founder & CEO, Dreamward Ventures ​Jesse Posey, Co-founder & COO, Dreamward Ventures ​Isaac Kato, Founder and General Partner, Two Ravens VC ​Leilani Walkush, General Partner, Indigenous VC ​​Partnering Organizations: Stoel Rives, Stout Street Capital, Portland State Business Accelerator, Venture Partners and more to come.

Whether you are a student entrepreneur, a first-time founder, a startup professional in tech, or any other field, or simply interested in entrepreneurship, this event is for you. Join us at VC Day - Portland, OR to chat, collaborate, and network.

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Tuesday
Sep 17
WordCamp US 2024
through Oregon Convention Center

WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like you. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other.

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Thursday
Aug 22
XOXO 2024
through Revolution Hall

Yeah, no kidding! We’re bringing XOXO back this August 22–24 to Revolution Hall in Portland, one last time.

After the last XOXO in 2019, we had decided to start wrapping things up, planning for one final festival in September 2020. Then obviously the pandemic arrived, derailing our plans entirely, and turns out, postponing them for almost four years.

Since 2019, XOXO sat unfinished in our imaginations, while we’ve watched the world continue to become a more challenging place for independent artists and creators. Many in our community are out of work, crushed by widespread layoffs across the media, games, and tech industries. It feels like many technology companies and platforms are doing everything they can to hurt artists instead of supporting them.

More than ever, we need community and solidarity, to hear each other’s stories, to experience and share our work with each other, to come together and organize to make things better.

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