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Portland State University

1633 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97214, US (map)

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  • Saturday
    Jun 23 2018
    Scrum Certification Workshop

    Want to learn how to take your projects to the Next Level

    Practical, Hands-on Training for Scrum

    Join us for an all day Scrum workshop on June 23rd, 2018; featuring Suzanne Ward MBA MEng PMP CSM CSPO PSM CSP, a Scrum Master & Agile Coach/Trainer from Intel.

    Our world is changing fast. Markets and consumers are demanding faster, cheaper and better products. Demands for quicker turnaround on new product development and innovation have only increased. How do companies like Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and Apple keep up? They practice agile techniques, in particular they utilize scrum to manage their projects. Scrum has the power to transform project management across every industry, every business, and even across your personal life. By using Scrum, you’ll become more agile, discovering how to react more quickly and respond more accurately to the inevitable change that comes your way. By staying focused, collaborating, and communicating with customers and your team, you can accomplish what truly needs to be done — successfully.

    Come get a taste of the future of project management and learn about the Scrum process. This one day classroom training with exercises will cover the material from scrum introduction certification class and Product Owner role in the Scrum Process.


    – Learn about the Scrum Process. Learn what a Product Owner and Scrum Master is responsible for. Come away with insights on how to manage your next project


    Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs) Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace Network with people from Intel Corporation and other software companies


    SW Engineers: eXtreme Programming, Test Driven Development, Pair Programming, Project Managers: Bridging the Gap between Project Management and Scrum


    People whose work is completed through projects and through teams; Software Engineers, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers, Technology Professionals, Students in MBA or undergrad business programs.


    Product, Brand, and Marketing Management in diverse range of markets and industries, with P&L responsibilities up to $100 million annual sales. Quick Learner of new industries/product offerings with results-oriented achievements. Created excitement around a static accessories category in condensed timeframe. Created full line of support, educational, training, and presentation materials. Impact of efforts increased sales from $16.4M to $37.2M in 24 months. Program management for multiple high tech/electronic development projects, averaging $3 million annual budget. Serve in project manager and product manager capacities. Two successful worldwide launches in 3 years. $1M annual OEM/B2B sales and $10M annual sales. Combine demonstrated product management leadership experience with strong hands-on technical background. Equally comfortable delving into product requirements with hard-core engineers as well as presenting to executive level decision makers. Uniquely skilled at fostering new ideas, building successful cross-functional teams, and nurturing a culture of consumer-driven product development and user experience innovation. Experience working in and managing cross-functional, cross-division, cross-geographic and multi-cultural sales, marketing and engineering organizations. International program management, sourcing, engineering, OEM/ODM management/development experience. Overseas work assignments in EU and Asia with extended stay in Asia.


    PMP, Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute PSM, Professional Scrum Master, Scrum.org CSM, CSPO, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Scrum Alliance CSP, Certified Scrum Professional, Scrum Alliance


    This workshop is meant to introduce professionals and students to the Scrum methodology, though the material we cover will give you the knowledge and material covered in the exam for the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification. https://www.scrum.org/. Our students have gone on to take this test after the event, and passed.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: PLEASE CONTACT US AT [email protected]. P.S. Location might change due to size of class. If this is the case; we'll be using a different venue in the downtown Portland Area.

  • Monday
    Apr 9 2018
    SBIR/STTR Grant Writing Workshop
    Portland State University

    The Oregon Bioscience Incubator will be hosting a 2-day SBIR Grant Writing Workshop on April 9-10. Topics covered will include: SBIR/STTR basics, how to craft a competitive SBIR/STTR proposal, commercialization, and budget planning.

    There is an application process to attend this workshop. Please submit the application by March 20, 2018. If selected, the cost is $75, which includes food and beverage on both days.

    Please submit your application here: https://form.jotform.com/80395831272156

  • Saturday
    Apr 11 2015
    Cascadia Cypherpunk Convergence

    A cypherpunk is someone who uses cryptography and similar methods to achieve societal and political change.

    Over the last two decades we have seen the Internet transformed from a tool of emancipation to the most insidious threat to human liberty the world has ever seen. But amidst the seemingly intractable rise of a transnational surveillance society, there is a small spark of hope endowed on us through the power of mathematics. It is possible to formulate a math problem (an algorithm) so difficult that even the mightiest superpower cannot decipher it. It is this fundamental property of our physical universe that provides some measure of hope in what otherwise seems to be very dark times.

    Through this conference we hope to increase how networked our movement is and raise public awareness about issues of privacy, technology and social change in the digital age.

  • Tuesday
    Sep 9 2014
    FOSS4G (Workshops)

    Full descriptions are on the FOSS4G Workshops page. Check the Registration Page for availability.

    Morning Sessions:

    • Becoming a QGIS Developer
    • Bringing together SQL, CartoCSS and Javascript to tell stories with data using CartoDB
    • FOSS4G routing with pgRouting, OpenStreetMap road data and OpenLayers
    • GeoTools DataStore Workshop
    • Introduction to GeoServer
    • Spatio-temporal data handling and visualization in GRASS GIS
    • The Accidental DBA
    • TileMill Fundamentals
    • Versioning Spatial Data with GeoGit

    Afternoon Sessions

    • A Standard GeoSpatial Stack in The Cloud – look ma, no installs
    • GeoNetwork for dummies, or how to setup and use an SDI in 3 hours
    • GeoNode: From novice to master
    • GeoServer Cartography and Styling
    • GeoWebCache in Production
    • Getting started with Oskari – Modular map application framework
    • HOT Activations: OpenStreetMap for Disaster Response
    • Leaflet and Mapbox JavaScript API Fundamentals
    • PostGIS 3D
    • QGIS for Analysts
    • QGIS Plugin Development with PyQt4 and PyQGIS
    • Replicating PostGIS

    All Day Sessions:

    • From data to maps and services with MapStore, GeoServer GeoNetwork and CKAN
    • OGC services with GeoServer: from journeyman to master
  • JS.geo

    A Geospatial Javascript Conference

  • Monday
    Sep 8 2014
    FOSS4G (Workshops)

    Full descriptions are on the FOSS4G Workshops page. Check the Registration Page for availability.

    Morning Sessions:

    • An Introduction to OpenStreetMap
    • Better Planning In Case of Disaster: Introduction to Impact Modelling with InaSAFE
    • Building Standards Compliant Geospatial Web Application – The Quick and Easy MapMint Way
    • Create a mobile GIS app using FOSS tools
    • Creating Interactive Online Maps with CartoDB
    • Let’s talk about your geostack
    • OpenLayers 3 – First Contact
    • Python Flask, MongoDB, and Leaflet for quick and fun mapping applications
    • SpatioTemporal data handling with GeoServer: an introduction with examples for MetOc and Remote Sensing data for WMS and WCS
    • Web mapping with OGC services and GeoServer: an introduction

    Afternoon Sessions

    • Building Apps with OpenLayers
    • Deploying INSPIRE Geoportals with GET SDI Portal
    • Deploying Web Processing Services using ZOO-Project – Examples of Python based WPS using PgRouting
    • Developing Android Native Mobile Applications with mobile map tools
    • Enterprise class deplyoment for GeoServer and GeoWebcache:optimizing performances and robustness
    • Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis with PySAL
    • Introduction to high availability clusters with GeoServer and GeoWebCache
    • Introduction to InaSAFE development
    • Introduction to PostGIS

    All Day Sessions:

    • An introduction to QGIS
  • Monday
    Sep 10 2012
    ChickTech Monthly Meeting

    Would you like to get involved in helping to plan ChickTech's first event?

    At this meeting, we'll introduce new volunteers and talk about volunteer organization and the status of our workshops.

    Please RSVP (http://bit.ly/chicktech-rsvp) if you plan on coming!

    To sign up to be a volunteer: http://bit.ly/chicktech-volunteer

    We hope to see some fresh new volunteer-ready faces there!

    Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/501961629833217/

  • Tuesday
    Aug 14 2012
    ChickTech Meeting

    Would you like to get involved in helping to plan ChickTech's first event?

    At this meeting, we'll introduce new volunteers and talk about volunteer organization and the status of our workshops.

    Please RSVP (http://bit.ly/chicktech-rsvp) if you plan on coming!

    To sign up to be a volunteer: http://bit.ly/chicktech-volunteer

    We hope to see some fresh new volunteer-ready faces there!

    Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/175638032570951/

  • Sunday
    Feb 5 2012
    Portland Indie Game Squad General Meeting

    Time for another PIGSquad general meeting! Join us to talk about indie game endeavors everywhere!

    We will be welcoming new friends and fellow Jammers that we met this past weekend at Global Game Jam 2012, having a tiny little post-mortem to see a bit of each others' games, and discussing the larger, open-to-the-public post-mortem that will take place within the month! Feel free to bring other creative projects that you're working on, suggestions for future events, a gamer's attitude for the night's subsequent "Hackett's Game Attack," and we'll see you there!

  • Tuesday
    Mar 29 2011
    ORURISA GIS in Action
    Portland State University

    This is the Nineteenth annual conference hosted by the Columbia Region of the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), the Oregon-Southwest Washington Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) and Portland State University (PSU). Each year, ASPRS and URISA collaborate to hold this informational conference on current issues in the Geospatial Information Community. The Portland State University Geology Department will join us again this year to host the conference at the PSU campus. Last year’s conference at PSU was a great success. Join us again this year for what will be another successful opportunity to meet colleagues in the geospatial industries and organizations, to learn about emerging topics and recent advances in GIS applications and to discuss our problems and solutions together. This event features a one-fee, two day format, packed with information presented in concurrently running workshops and sessions on both days. There will be three tracks each day consisting of panel discussions debating hot topics, traditional sessions with 2-3 presentations per session and technical workshops providing in-depth discussion of issues and training in applications most relevant to the geospatial community.

    On-site registration opens at 7:30AM on Tuesday, March 29th and will remain open through 11:00AM on Wednesday March 30th

    The conference opens at 8:30AM on Tuesday with an opening address by Jim Geringer, former Governor of Wyoming and will be followed by concurrent sessions and workshops . The Annual Vendor Social will be held Tuesday evening from 5:00PM to 7:00PM. The conference will continue on Wednesday beginning at 8:30AM with concurrent sessions and workshops followed by a closing session.

    Conference Highlights: The Exhibit Hall will open on Tuesday at 8:00AM and remain open until Wednesday at 2:00PM. The hall will feature as many as 20 vendors in GIS related technology and services. This is an opportunity to see and discuss the latest advances in the industry.
    The Vendor Social will be held on Tuesday evening from 5:00PM to 7:00PM in the Exhibit Hall. Join your peers in a more relaxed atmosphere with music, food and beverages. You will also find two free drink tickets in your registration packet.

    The Poster Session will be held during the Vender Social. Ballots for the People’s Choice are included in your registration packet. Please take it to the Exhibit Hall and vote

    Early Registration (until March 21st) Regular: $195.00 Student or Unemployed: $35.00 On-Site and Late Registrations

    Regular: $225.00 Student or Unemployed: $45.00 One Day: $125 Half-Price registration discount for presenters (discount applicable to primary presenter only).

    Vendor Social The Vendor Social will be held on Tuesday evening from 5:00PM to 7:00PM in the Exhibit Hall. Join your peers in a more relaxed atmosphere with music, food and beverages. Music will be provided by the Cleveland Jazz Combo http://clevelandband.pps.k12.or.us/. You will also find two free drink tickets in your registration packet. Open Source GIS (Un)-Conference

    Thursday and Friday, March 31 & April 1 (more information will be posted, as available.)

  • Saturday
    Feb 12 2011
    "Invention to Venture" Portland Workshop

    Portland State University, in partnership with the University of Portland Entrepreneurship Center, is proud to host this upcoming innovation education experience focusing on the basics of technology entrepreneurship.

    The workshop is intended primarily for college and university students, but is also open to anyone who wants to know more about what it takes to commercialize a technology or new product idea. Presentations will focus on new venture planning, prototyping, marketing, intellectual property, open source development, funding, and related topics. Guest speakers are experts drawn from the region, who will share personal successes and lessons learned.

    Invention to Venture workshops are held in cooperation with the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA).

    Cost: $25 Students, Faculty Members, & Staff, $50 Business Community & Other. Students from sponsoring schools may receive free registration.

    Participant guide, Friday night reception, Saturday lunch and continental breakfast are all included in the fee.

    To register, visit the Invention to Venture Portland 2011 Registration page.

    Date: Saturday, February 12 Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Location: Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union, 1825 SW Broadway 3rd Floor Portland, OR 97201 Students, Faculty Members, & Staff Registration: $25.00
    Non-member Registration: $50.00

  • Thursday
    Dec 17 2009
    SAOpdx: Building Applications for Mobile Devices

    Portland State University

    Presented by the Developers Forum

    What's driving mobile application development? Why should you consider developing mobile applications? Interested building an application for today's mobile devices? Come hear why companies are developing mobile applications. Learn from experienced developers about the platforms and how to get started.

    Speakers: Jason Grigsby Mobile Strategist, Co-Founder Cloud Four Steve Romero, President, Critical Path Software, Inc.

    Register: http://sao.yourmembership.com/events/event_details.asp?id=76797

  • Tuesday
    Apr 7 2009
    SAOpdx: Value Based Selling

    [Full details at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/1899640/ ] The VBS Certification Program will CERTIFY (on 1 of 4 levels of competency) Your Sales Team's Ability To: # Improve Their Lead-to-Close Ratio # Produce ROI-based Proposals of Their Software/Service # Maintain Critical Operating Margins By Selling Value Over Price # Eliminate Discounting to Get the Deal # Avoid Commoditization # Find and Invest Their Time in QUALIFIED Opportunities # Increase Competitive Wins through Professional Differentiation #SAOpdx #OTN #Sales

  • Tuesday
    Sep 2 2008
    Content Management Systems Myths: The Good, Bad and the Ugly

    Internet Professionals SIG Cost: $10 for members $30 for non members

    Content Management Systems (CMS) provide ever improving platforms for collective authoring of Website information. What are the opportunities, issues, and myths surrounding them?

    No longer do authors need Web design skills, or have to wait for the Webmaster to post their information. Instead, they can use powerful and easy to use CMS to create, edit, post and remove content. CMS based websites may support a multi-national enterprise with mission critical applications, and huge libraries of documents. Or an entrepreneur can use a free CMS to set up an online ecommerce site, rich with online store, forums, blogs, glossaries or WIKIS. Universities use them for event calendars, on-line registration, class schedules, and faculty biographies.

    But what are the issues? Does the "container" fit the contents? Does the software support the work flow? Will it rank well with search engines? Do the applications perform as needed? How do you plan and execute an enterprise level project?

    Moderator Stanford M. Davis, Search Engine Optimization Consultant Portland

    Speakers George Ross, Director of Technology, ISITE Design Scott Hendison, CEO, Search Commander, Inc

  • Monday
    Jun 2 2008
    The First Year in Computer Science

    The First Year in Computer Science Matthias Felleisen Northeastern University 2nd June, 16:40–18:00 Location: Hoffman Hall Rm 109, Portland State University Abstract

    My team and I have developed an alternative approach to the first-year courses on programming and computing. Unlike conventional approaches, ours focuses on designing programs in a systematic manner. The syntax of the chosen programming languages (both Java and Scheme) is only discussed as needed to support design principles. Field tests with over 500 high schools and a dozen colleges have shown that the approach produces better students than conventional approaches that use a single language. In several controlled studies, we could also show that students find our curriculum more appealing than the AP curriculum.

    In my talk, I will provide an overview of the project, especially its intellectual premises and principles. My goal is to encourage you to think about the first year in a different way. The old ones are of questionable value. If we want our beautiful discipline to survive, we must find a good way of teaching it."