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Thetus Corporation

326 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205, us (map)

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Past events that happened here

  • Tuesday
    Apr 7 2015
  • Thursday
    Nov 13 2014
    PDX Web + Design Meetup

    Thetus Corporation

    Style Guides: Where Designers and Engineers Meet

    Speaker: Brent Miller Lead Software Engineer, New Relic

    All too often the designers and engineers on a team are seen as being at odds with each other. It turns out that there's a huge area of overlap, where we all want the same things. The designer wants the button to move down 2 pixels, so it lines up to the baseline correctly. The engineer doesn't want to have to worry about the baseline, and doesn't want to write extra code to make that one button line up. We can all agree on the rules. We can have it all!

    This talk looks at how you can build a functional, beautiful style guide that will help you solve many of the long-term site management problems we all have. You will walk away with a concrete understanding of how the style guide looks and behaves in code, along with the semantic and technical underpinnings necessary to make it a feasible goal.

  • Tuesday
    Sep 16 2014
    Big + Fast Data - Featuring VoltDB and Lilien Systems

    This event is sponsored by Lilien Systems.

    Lilien understands your business challenges, has the focused expertise and is committed to delivering technology solutions that fit right every time. Specializing in expertly tailored solutions for enterprise computing, data management, virtualization and business continuity, Lilien provides the right combination of products and IT consulting for your business needs.


    Traditional corporate data architectures aren’t up to the task of handling the volume and velocity of today's data streams. The Fast + Big Data challenge requires a new approach for both corporate data architectures and the operational and analytic data management systems that enable them.

    Learn how VoltDB and HP Vertica can help to extract new insight and uncover hidden value from Fast + Big data more quickly than ever before. 

    Led by Lilien Systems’ Big Data and Advanced Analytics Practice Director Paul Cattrone and Ryan Betts, Chief Technology Officer at VoltDB, they will demonstrate how a high velocity in-memory database can co-exist with an analytics database and how the two can share data between each other.  

    A live use case will be featured during the presentation.

    Topics Covered

    - What are the requirements for Fast Data

    - How are corporate data architectures evolving 

    - That “one size does not fit all” – the combination of a fast operational database with an analytics store yields a more optimal solution for this Fast + Big Data challenge

    About the host

    Thetus develops enterprise software that provides modeling and analysis solutions to help solve real-world problems. Thetus’ core product, Savanna, is a multi-source analysis suite that offers the best way for users to evaluate data, collaborate, execute analytics, and disseminate products. Our solutions are at work in enterprises, local government agencies and the national intelligence community.


    Paul Cattrone - Big Data & Analytics Practice Director at Lilien Systems

    Ryan Betts - Chief Technology Officer at VoltDB


    5:30 – 6:00 Welcome & Networking

    6:00 – 7:00 Big + Fast Data Challenge Presentation

    7:00 – 8:00 Networking + drinks and our signature delicious thin crust pizzas!

  • Wednesday
    Sep 10 2014
    PDX Web + Design Meetup

    Thetus Corporation


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

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

  • Thursday
    Aug 14 2014
    UI developer toolkit: Tooling, performance and boilerplates.

    Join us August 14 for a presentation by Edward Irby on the UI Developers toolkit.

    There’s a military adage, prior preparation prevents poor performance. It’s something we can apply to all parts of our lives and work. It’s especially true when designing and building a web UI.

    In this talk we will explore the tools, methods and schleppy pre-work interaction designers and UI developers can do to move from paper to style guide to interactive prototype.

    This will not be an introduction to front-end dev tools. You should have some familiarity with:

    • Taskrunner/build system (Gulp or Grunt)

    • SASS

    • Sourcemaps in JS and SASS

    • Module loaders (Require, Browserfy or Webpack)

    • Lightweight view engines (Vue JS, React JS, Rivets JS or Ractive JS)

    Want to get up to speed? Here are some reading list to help. 

    Google Web Fundamentals: https://developers.google.com/web/fundamentals/ 

    Performance Profiling: https://developer.chrome.com/devtools/docs/timeline

    How do you design interaction:

    BEM methodology for small projects: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2014/07/17/bem-methodology-for-small-projects/

    Style Guide driven development: http://www.stubbornella.org/content/2014/04/09/style-guide-driven-development/

    CSS @supports: http://davidwalsh.name/css-supports

    RWD Bloat: http://daverupert.com/2014/07/rwd-bloat/

    CSS triggers: http://aerotwist.com/blog/css-triggers/

    NEW SPACE ALERT!!! - Everyone! While Thetus Corporation is still kind enough to be hosting us, they have moved to a new building on Broadway. I will be sending out another email with details on how to get into the building in the day or two.