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111 SW 5th Avenue, suite 500
Portland, OR 97204, us (map)

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  • Wednesday
    Oct 25 2017
    PdxDevOps

    New Relic

    Join us for our monthly gathering to discuss everything from incident response to cross-team collaboration to automation frameworks. Food provided. Please RSVP!

    Please note the new location!

    THIS MONTH:

    Containers: A Guide for the Perplexed

    Orchestration, overlay network, docker, container runtimes, OCI, images, namespaces, overlayFS, pods, routes … and you thought development using containers was supposed to be easier! Instead it’s just confusing.

    Kubernetes geek Josh Berkus will step you through the various layers of the new container “stacks”, explaining the concepts and requirements behind each component without hype or branding. You’ll learn how containers are different from VMs, what they’re good for, and what other bits of supporting infrastructure you’ll end up using with them.

    Josh Berkus works for Red Hat where he juggles containers, Kubernetes, and immutable OS implementations. He is also a long-time PostgreSQL contributor, and messes around with Ansible, Go, Python, and various big data tools. He lives in the NE.

    Writing CLI Applications in Go

    Automation is fun. Especially when what you’re automating was hard to do the first time and you really don’t ever want to it by hand again. And doubly so if you want to spare someone else that pain and/or time sink.

    This talk will cover what Go is, why you should be adding it to your proverbial toolbelt, and we’ll go through a concrete example of using Go to write a CLI application.

    Steven “mrxinu” Klassen has been writing code in one form or another for the last 20 years. For the last 10, he's been working as a SolarWinds consultant, most recently for a company based in Austin, TX called Loop1. For his customers he provides the glue to get SolarWinds talking to other products and vice versa. But, above all, he loves to help make complicated concepts easier to understand.

    His latest passion is the Go programming language. He started using it in October 2016 and has been using it to write everything from quick CLI applications to complicated services. This zest for the language is what prompted the talk.

    When he’s not writing code he’s playing PC games and spending time with his wife Kayla and their fur babies - two dogs & two cats.

    pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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  • Wednesday
    Oct 11 2017
    Hacktoberfest PDX

    New Relic

    If you're looking for a way to contribute to open source, but maybe you aren't sure how to get started, then this is the meetup for you!

    We'll go over finding ways to contribute to open source, and getting you from 0 to 4 by the end of the month!

    Finish 4 pull requests and you'll get a t-shirt via Hacktoberfest!

    Hacktoberfest is open to everyone in our global community! Pull requests can be made in any GitHub-hosted repositories/projects. You can sign up anytime between October 1 and October 31.

    Rules

    To get a shirt, you must make four pull requests between October 1–31 in any timezone. Pull requests can be to any public repo on GitHub, not just the ones we’ve highlighted. The pull request must contain commits you made yourself. Pull requests reported by maintainers as spam or that are automated will be marked as invalid and won’t count towards the shirt.

    https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/

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  • Monday
    Aug 28 2017
    PdxDevOps

    New Relic

    THIS MONTH:

    Disposable Infrastructure: you only build me up to tear me down

    Paige will introduce the idea of disposable infrastructure, the tools she and her team chose to use for provisioning (Terraform) and configuration management (Ansible) and a walk through of solution they built.

    (As seen at DevOpsDays Portland 2017!)

    Speaker bio:

    Paige Bernier is passionate about efficiency and building great systems that work. Outside of tech she loves all things crafty and cute. Please send her your best cat photos.

    TBD (topic: reliable backups)

    Speaker bio:

    Rachel Kelly is a Devops Engineer for a small healthcare tech company in town and would argue versus the folks that like to say "mleh, devops engineers don't exist!" Her first love is Python and she chaired PyDX, a local Python conference, for a couple years, and was also part of the organizing team for PDX PyLadies for several years. Recently, she's "recovering" from having taught intro to programming at Portland State for a term. If you want to keep up with what Rachel's doing, please give a follow to @wholemilk on Twitter, which is where she mostly lives, these days.

    pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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  • Monday
    Jun 19 2017
    PdxDevOps

    New Relic

    Join us for the October meeting of PdxDevOps.

    Agenda:

    Speakers: TBH

    pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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  • Monday
    May 15 2017
    PdxDevOps

    New Relic

    Join us for the May meeting of PdxDevOps.

    Agenda: In a special hour-long format, VM will talk about how to handle failure and relate it to the modern ops landscape. Come prepared for a great discussion. Food provided!

    Speakers: @vmbrasseur

    pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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  • Thursday
    Apr 27 2017
    Portland Python & PyLadies PDX Present Monthly Presentation Night

    New Relic

    NOTICE This month we'll be on the 5th floor.

    Come join us for Pythonic Talks

    All levels are welcome! Talk levels vary from beginner to advanced.

    This month is a Pycon Sneak Peek:

    • Exploring NLP Hyperspace with Python by Hobson Lane

    Thank you SDVI for sponsoring pizza!

    Are you working on something cool and want to share it with your peers? Did you recently discovered a great new Library and think everyone should know about it? Fill out our form http://bit.ly/portland-python-proposals so that we can schedule you!

    RSVP at Meetup

    Join us on our python.org mailing list and in #pdxpython on Freenode. All are welcome!

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  • Monday
    Apr 17 2017
    PdxDevOps

    New Relic

    Join us for the October meeting of PdxDevOps.

    Agenda:

    Speakers: TBH

    pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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  • Monday
    Mar 20 2017
    PdxDevOps

    New Relic

    Join us for the October meeting of PdxDevOps.

    Agenda:

    Speakers:

    Alice Goldfuss

    Denver Freeman-- For the last 9 years he’s been partnering with hiring managers and he’ll be showing us tips and insight useful for those entertaining new job opportunities in technology. Tips which include: resume buzz words & working with a recruiter to first-level screening through salary negotiations.

    pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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  • Tuesday
    Mar 7 2017
    Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

    New Relic

    We'll have pizza & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations. This month's meeting is on the 5th floor.

    PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

    Small Talks

    Is there something that has piqued your interest, gotten your goat, or filled your inner-child with wonderment lately? Please share it with us as we do some informal (any length from 30 sec to 10 min) talks. Could be about code, but could be about anything really. So come and share!

    Lauren Voswinkel: Conway's Game of Life Code Retreat.

    "We'll take 30-45 minutes to work on Conway's Game of Life. Pair programming is highly encouraged, but is not required. We'll take some time to talk about what we learned during the exercise, as well as what approaches worked and what didn't. The whole idea of this exercise is to have a space and time to actively practice coding."

    Please Bring Your Laptops

    After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

    Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month!

    ARRIVING BY BIKE? Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 5th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 5th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

    ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

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  • Monday
    Feb 27 2017
    PdxDevOps

    New Relic

    Join us for the Feb meeting of PdxDevOps.

    Agenda:

    Speakers:

    Name: E. Dunham (https://twitter.com/QEDunham) Topic: Automating more of the things

    One aspect of DevOps is that one person can accomplish multiple peoples' worth of work by delegating tasks to other people or systems. I'll introduce you to some of the systems that the Rust and Servo developers delegate community management tasks to, and show you how they can be useful in more conventional settings.

    edunham is the "DevOps Engineer" for Mozilla Research.

    Jesse Dearing (https://twitter.com/JesseDearing)

    Topic: Failure and RCAs: A Love Story
    I love failure! I don't love to bathe in the tears of engineers but I love understanding how the systems that run our world fail. Everything from a failed hardware component to a human mistake. I love reading RCAs like murder mysteries. I will cover failure, how to learn from it, and preventing it. I will cover tools, processes, and techniques for reviewing and learning from failure without making people cry.

    Jesse Dearing is a Lead Site Reliability Engineer at InVisionApp where he wrangles databases and builds tools to manage them. Jesse likes to learn how languages connect to other systems. Jesse likes making everything a Bash one-liner and is his own chaos monkey as a result. When he's not picking apart systems and automating them, he enjoys riding bikes, reading, and spending time with family.

    pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jan 26 2017
    Portland Python & PyLadies PDX Present Monthly Presentation Night

    New Relic

    Happy new year, we've moved to New Relic!

    Come join us for Pythonic Talks

    All levels are welcome! Talk levels vary from beginner to advanced.

    This month:

    • Pip install this: 0 to PyPI in 60 minutes by Tucker Beck

      This talk will cover:

      • What's needed for a basic python package
      • Writing a basic setup.py
      • Adding a test suite a-la pytest
      • Using flake8 to check code style
      • Creating some documentation via sphinx
      • Getting travis-ci integration working with your github repo
      • Hosting and automaticly building documentation on readthedocs.org
      • Publishing to pypi via travis when tags are pushed

    There should be time for lightning talks after the presentation. If you have something you want to share, come prepared to give a 5 minute talk. If you've never given a talk before, don't worry we have a guide

    Thank you, comScore for providing pizza!

    RSVP at Meetup

    Join us on our python.org mailing list and in #pdxpython on Freenode. All are welcome!

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  • Monday
    Jan 23 2017
    PdxDevOps

    New Relic

    Join us for the next meeting of PdxDevOps.

    Agenda:

    Speaker: Dan Bode, Intel:

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service-as-Code: At Intel, we want to provide our development teams access to the compute resources they need with as little friction as possible. We do this by providing a self-service platform that integrates with their existing version control systems and communication channels. This talk will focus on the requirements and design of our self-service infrastructure solution.

    Speaker: Emily Slocombe, SurveyMonkey: Ansible+MySQL at SurveyMonkey. Emily is on the OSDB team at SurveyMonkey. She'll be discussing the joys, pains, and finer points of managing MySQL (and some Cassandra) with Ansible.

    pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

    Website
  • Monday
    Oct 17 2016
    PdxDevOps

    New Relic

    Join us for the October meeting of PdxDevOps.

    Agenda:

    Speaker: Morgan Rhodes, Puppet. "Organic, Free Range Automation: A Release Engineering Story" Morgan works as a release engineer at Puppet. She'll discuss issues arising from organic tooling growth and methods to address those.

    Speaker: Matt Greensmith, Cozy. "Ops at Small Shops" Matt keeps the lights on at Cozy, a 20-person property management SaaS startup. He'll discuss the finer points of effective ops practices for small organizations.

    pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 13 2016
    Surviving as Information Experience Designers in a Continuous Development World

    New Relic

    Tana Franko, two-time speaker at the Write The Docs NA conference, will preview her upcoming talk to the Writers UA conference in October. Here's her abstract:



    “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Design is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams

    Technical communicators are increasingly called upon to use design thinking to stay competitive in the corporate landscape of the information age.

    Discover how we experimented with, designed, and implemented Agile processes within our extended writing team:

    Gathering and utilizing metrics in a continually changing landscape.Marketing your job function within the larger team – why and how?Achieving balance in a continually changing environment.

    Our major challenge was to build a new help knowledge base for cloud services under continuous development.

    All of the writers on the team came from waterfall projects. We support multiple development teams, all using different sets of tools.

    Tana's bio:

    Tana Franko works with an international team of technical writers directly supporting Cisco Spark, a recent Cisco Systems innovation to facilitate collaboration. Her areas of expertise and interest include technical writing, user assistance, and quality assurance. Her passion is designing effective user-centered communications. Tana draws on 17 years of directly related experience with Cisco Systems.

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    As before, you should be able to get to the 5th floor just before 6pm. We'll eat, drink, and network until about 6:30, when we'll get started.

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