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555 SW Oak Street
Portland, OR 97204, USA (map)

Access Notes

Head to the Plaza set of elevators in the US Bank building (towards Oak & 5th). Wait by the set of elevators and we’ll have folks coming down regularly to bring people up to our secure 3rd floor.

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  • Wednesday
    Feb 15 2017
    Agile PDX: A Taste of Training from the Back of the Room!


    Effectively conveying information and knowledge to others is a critical skill. But how do we, as humans, learn best? When do people start to lose focus on our message? How can you as a coach, facilitator, trainer, teacher (one who wants to help others learn), or presenter use the latest in brain-based learning to help those you are teaching to learn? This brief overview of the content in Sharon Bowman's Training from the Back of the Room! is an invitation to see who is doing the most talking, moving, and writing in all of your communications. You will also get a glimpse of the 6 learning principles and 6 memory vehicles that you might use in your next presentation, training, or coaching session. This interactive session is an invitation to look at how we traditionally teach and how we naturally learn. It expresses the evolution of training from the traditional hierarchical norm to an emergent partnership norm.

    Christine Brautigam presents this opportunity to learn how you can be most effective when transferring knowledge to others!


    This is an opportunity to PRIME your brain by doing a little pre-work in preparation for our time together.

    Click below for Sharon's write up on the 4C's = Connections, Concepts, Concrete Practice, Conclusions:


    Check this out also as you will be learning about Sharon's famous six learning principles (slideshare):

    THE SIX TRUMPS: Six Learning Principles that Trump Traditional Teaching

    Also check out a primary body of research upon which Sharon Bowman draws her content and inspiration = John Medina's BRAIN%20RULES


    Christine Brautigam founded Inspired Agility (inspiredagility.com) in 2015 to offer training programs for meaningful work and healthy environments.  Her extensive career experience has been focused on the software industry and is now evolving to bring Agile practices to other industries.  Her current path is through brain-based learning techniques, mindful change management, and deliberately developmental organizations. Christine is a dynamic trainer dedicated to your development. Christine's focus is on tealforteal.com and responsive.org and her education includes: MS in Information Technology Management from Carnegie Mellon University • BS in Industrial and Operations Engineering from University of Michigan • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) • Certified Integral Embodied Practitioner (EPC1).

  • Tuesday
    Feb 10 2015
    Moneyballing: How To Use Data to Win At Fantasy Football - Presented by Cloudera



    Participants in fantasy football leagues manage teams by acquiring and trading players. Using predictive models based on historical data improves team selection and performance. 

    In this talk we will use managing a fantasy football team as an example of how to integrate disparate data sources and make predictions based on complex event histories. 

    We'll cover:

    ● Modeling data for building predictive models about individuals.

    ● Integrating disparate data sources.

    ● Applying portfolio optimization theory to player selection.

    ● Translating subjective knowledge of domain into a rigorous improvement of a predictive model.

    A raffle drawing will be organized, courtesy of O'Reilly's Strata + Hadoop World Conference, for a chance to win O'Reilly's Books!

    Meetup members also receive a 20% discount to Strata + Hadoop World 2015 by using this link http://oreil.ly/UGSJ15 and your unique code PBDG20.


    6:00 – 6:30 welcome and networking

    6:30 – 7:15 Presentation by Juliet Hougland

    7:15 – 7:30 Raffle Drawing sponsored by O'Reilly

    7:30 – 8:15 Pizza, Drinks & Discussion


    Juliet Hougland recently joined Cloudera’s data science team. Juliet spent the last 3 years working on a variety of Big Data applications from e-commerce recommendations to predictive analytics for oil and gas pipelines. She holds an MS in Applied Mathematics from University of Colorado, Boulder and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Reed College with a BA in Math-Physics.


    Cloudera is the presenter of the event and the sponsor for food and drinks!

    Webtrends is the official host of the event.

    The Strata + Hadoop World conference is providing the discount code & the O'Reilly book raffle.

    Talend is the event organizer.

    Pulehu Pizza is providing their delicious thin crust pizza!