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Saturday, March 30
 

9:30am

Beyond the Senior Engineer: Software Architecture 201
Please make sure to sign up via Eventbrite for this event. An Eventbrite ticket is required to attend
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beyond-the-senior-engineer-software-architecture-201-tickets-55279281820

Women Who Code Portland is holding a Software Architecture workshop. The goal of this workshop is to provide people with an opportunity to learn to think like an architect.

Our events are geared towards women, but we welcome everyone who supports our mission of inspiring women to excel in technology careers and follows our code of conduct.

OUR INSTRUCTORAmber MilavecAmber is a Sr Principal Technical Architect as well as the creator of We Code Hackathon for Women and Friends. Amber's expertise lies in bot mitigation, open source, linux, microservice architecture, domain driven design, high availability, performance, security, and automation. Honored with the Women Who Code PDX Technical Leadership award in 2017, she is passionate about diversity in tech. She also loves retro video games and baby animals. Twitter: @ambermilavec LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amber-milavec/

AGENDA
  • What is an Architect?
  • Communicating Ideas Through Designs and Diagrams
  • Common Architecture Patterns
  • Lunch
  • Qualities of Robust Design
  • How to Approach Hard Problems
  • Apply What we Learned to Real World Problems
  • Seeing the Picture while Breaking things Down

*The curriculum is subject to changes




EVENT COST
The event cost is $15 for participants and includes lunch. Fee is collected via Meetup. If you are a student, under-employed, or in need of financial assistance, we have full scholarships available for this event. Please submit an application here (https://goo.gl/forms/ANmXwj5Uyaqv9WLn2).

There will be no refunds for this event. If you cannot attend, you can email us to transfer the ticket to another attendee, or we can add it to our scholarship pool.

PREREQUISITES
A solid foundation of hands-on technical experience. There will be no coding, but the assumption is that we will have a pretty solid foundation of hands on technical experience.

CODE OF CONDUCT
Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form.

Our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form (found on the Eventbrite page).​https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beyond-the-senior-engineer-software-architecture-201-tickets-55279281820​​https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beyond-the-senior-engineer-software-architecture-201-tickets-55279281820

Saturday March 30, 2019 9:30am - 4:30pm
Alchemy Code Lab 30 NW 10th Ave. Portland, OR 97209

1:00pm

Time Series Prediction of SNOTEL Data Part II
Website
DescriptionSunil Rao will be presenting part II on his research of SNOTEL data using the time series prediction. In this session, Sunil will talk more about his Scala code and visualizations.

Here is the video from his last session. https://youtu.be/eeZAyUtFD1E

Drought is a serious problem in much of the U.S., with the worst conditions across the southern and western parts of the nation. Much of irrigation and recreation facilities depend on proper forecasting of streamflow. The water supply for irrigation largely comes from rivers and creeks, whose streamflow originates from the springtime melting of winter snow. A water supply forecast is a prediction of streamflow volume that will flow past a point on a stream during a specified season, typically in the spring and summer. One of the primary sources for the data is through NRCS SNOTEL( Snow Telemetry) data (available to the public as part of tax dollars at work). In this demo, we showcase one such tool (Timeseries ARIMAX model) to forecast Streamflow volume for Deschutes River Basin, OR and later compare with actual data to see how it performed.

ALL WELCOME
If you cannot join in person, join us online with Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/7891236789.

Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

Saturday March 30, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Portland Community Church 7100 Southwest Scholls Ferry Road, Beaverton, OR 97008

4:00pm

Tools That Pwn: A Hacker Symposium
This Saturday at PASCAL we are offering a Hacker Symposium of sorts, featuring a few handy tools of the trade as well as two major frameworks often used in developing exploits and attacking systems or networks. We will be surveying several of the tools that are part of Kali, and easy to install on any Debian derived distro. It seems many folks, sometimes even the professionals already hip deep in the field of tech, are unaware of the power their packages wield! The wild hacker kidz at PASCAL are going to show you how to get started with packaged/pre-loaded tools like Burp Suite, Binwalk, Wireshark, Kismet and will also provide you with an overview of the Metasploit and Volatility frameworks. Come take your first step with Reverse Engineering at PASCAL using Binwalk! Excuse yourself and set up a proxy with Burp Suite! Breath deep and sniff packets with Kismet! Enjoy these puns and more, in person with Cylon and the rest of the misfit hackers of PDX!

We will set aside time to answer questions, and hold demonstrations of each utility discussed. This is all about what YOU want to learn!! Questions? please email Cylon--> cylon@pascalpdx.org. PASCAL also has a Discord server as means of communication regarding upcoming events, news in infosec and memes (inquire within).

If you RSVP and are no longer able to make it, please do take the time to change your RSVP so that someone else may attend, even if it is only an hour before! Thanks!

Saturday March 30, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
PASCAL Hackerspace 226 SE Madison St, Portland, OR, 97214, us
 
Sunday, March 31
 

1:00pm

Dorkbot Workshop: Linux Audio and Music Making
Interested in making music on Linux? Ever wanted to customize your own interface and workflow in your music making? Use your phone to do some mobile EQ-ing a venue, or completely repurpose a midi controller?

In this introductory workshop, we will explore different ways of interfacing with Linux-based audio applications in order to optimize modularity/customizability in an accessible fashion - this class is open to all levels, even if you are brand new to Linux!

I will demonstrate how users can use OSC (Open Sound Control, an alternative and complement to MIDI) to communicate between different programs such as Sooperlooper, Puredata (PD), Ardour, etc. We will utilize open-stage-control to play with how you can make your own GUI in an easy way. We will also glimpse at integrating some modules from automatonism in PD, which should feel familiar for synth lovers. I recommend installing and playing around with automatonism in PD (or another flavor of PD such as purrdata ) if you get the chance beforehand!

A Raspberry Pi or Linux laptop will be sufficient for this class, but you will probably want to use a usb sound card or an audio hat unless you don't mind lots of cracks and pops! We will try to have as many computers available as we can on hand.

https://www.universe.com/events/dorkbot-workshop-linux-audio-and-music-making-tickets-portland-R4MD8G


Sunday March 31, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
CTRL-H Hackerspace 7608 N Interstate Ave. Portland, Oregon 97217
 
Monday, April 1
 

8:00am

AC Hotel - Free coworking and coffee
The AC Hotel would like to provide free coworking space in our lounge daily with complimentary coffee until 2pm to those that mention they are from Techstars Startup Week.
 
We are excited to be part of it!

AC Hotel Portland Downtown effortlessly reflects its sophisticated yet refreshingly small-town surroundings. Earth tones and mixed woods paired with stunning floor to ceiling windows bring the outdoors inside. The stylish comfort of our interior takes you into a relaxed atmosphere, with local craft beers adding a tasteful twist. If it’s a challenge you’re looking for, head down to our state-of-the-art gym. Afterward, the hotel is perfectly located to explore local nightlife, including Portland’s famous food trucks. Whatever you choose to do, AC Portland Downtown will give you with the essential hotel experience.

Monday April 1, 2019 8:00am - 2:00pm
AC Hotel Portland Downtown 888 SW Third Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204

8:00am

WeWork Custom House - Free coworking
Located in what was once an industrial warehouse district, WeWork Custom House is the ideal office space to be part of The Pearl District, one of Portland’s most creative communities. Sitting on three floors of a stately building, this shared coworking space is home to a large number of nonprofit groups, freelancers, graphic designers, and other businesses. Tasty team lunches and client dinners are all just a stone’s throw away with some of the city’s most popular eateries like Imperial and Lechon a few minutes away. There’s also a ton of local breweries nearby that are perfect for sampling the region’s best beer. For work inspiration take a page out of a book—literally—and visit Powell’s Books, the world’s largest independent bookstore, which is just down the street. Getting to and from the office is made easy with onsite bike storage, nearby parking, and access to the MAX Green and Yellow line station at Northwest 6th Ave and Davis St. Get your business’s creative juices flowing and make your next move to WeWork Custom House.

Monday April 1, 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm
WeWork Custom House 222 NW 8th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209,

8:00am

WeWork Pioneer Place - Free coworking
Looking for Portland office space downtown? WeWork Pioneer Place crowns the eponymous upscale urban shopping center, occupying the top floor of the building and featuring an atrium that ushers in natural light. Sitting at a city hub for public transportation, and connected via skywalks and tunnels to four blocks of retail, dining, and parking, this location is all about convenience. Enjoy a coworking space where you can easily stroll to tasty lunches, funky happy hours, gardens, parks, and event venues. When you join us at WeWork Pioneer Place, your company truly moves on up.

Monday April 1, 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm
WeWork Pioneer Place 700 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

8:00am

WeWork Power + Light - Free coworking
Located in the heart of Downtown Portland, our Power + Light Building office space lets you blend the line between work and play like never before. Ideal for teams of all sizes, enjoy three floors of beautiful private offices, collaborative workspaces, and modern conference rooms—plus a pet-friendly policy, onsite showers, and an inviting outdoor space that truly set the space apart. This central location is also ideal for commuters, with convenient access to onsite bike storage, parking, and a variety of bus lines all nearby.

Monday April 1, 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm
WeWork Power + Light 920 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

8:00am

Remote.ly - Free coworking
Remote.ly is a commitment-free workspace featuring guaranteed seating/outlets, free in-house barista, and stunning downtown views - for just $20/day ($15 for students). Think of it as a cross between a coffee shop and a coworking office.

NOTE: The day pass is limited to first time customers for one free day of coworking. Once the free pass has been used, the $20 daily rate (or $15 for students) applies. But if you mention the code "BESTtechFEST" you can secure a 25% discount off the normal day rate.


Monday April 1, 2019 8:00am - 10:00pm
Remote.ly 3303 N Missippi Ave, Suite #500, Portland, Oregon 97227

9:00am

CENTRL Office Downtown - Free coworking
https://centrloffice.com/free-coworking

During Portland Startup Week, CENTRL Office Downtown will be offering free coworking to all participants. Feel free to pop in for an hour between events or spend the whole day with us! When you arrive, check in with us at the front desk and we will get you set up with the wifi password. We are located at 1155 SW Morrison Street, Portland, OR 97205. Right next door to Blue Star Donuts!

Monday April 1, 2019 9:00am - 6:00pm
CENTRL Office Downtown 1155 SW Morrison St Portland, or 97205

12:00pm

Intro to JavaScript: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to JavaScript. JavaScript is universally recognized as a foundational language. It is present in every platform imaginable: like browsers, mobile, and desktop applications.

This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

Please Note:
---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

https://www.meetup.com/techacademy/events/259936483/


Monday April 1, 2019 12:00pm - 3:00pm
The Tech Academy 310 SW 4th Ave Suite 230, Portland, OR 97204

3:00pm

OEN & OSU Startup Series
Thanks to a grant from US Bank, OEN is proud to announce a partnership with Oregon State University to pilot our Startup Series in a hybrid (part online, part in person) platform. This partnership allows us to scale this critical program to entrepreneurs across the state. OSU is a leading provider of online content and their expertise, combined with OEN’s stellar network of instructors/mentors, will provide a top-notch program accessible to anyone, anywhere.

Do Excel spreadsheets make your heart skip a beat? Are you embarrassed to admit that you’re not sure what a hashtag is? No entrepreneur can be expected to know it all. Our 10-week Startup Series covers the nuts and bolts of the areas in which you may lack expertise, including business structure, financial management, sales & marketing strategies, fundraising, and more. As an added benefit, each participant will be paired with a mentor, as well as have access to a mentor in each specialty for the duration of the 10-week series.

In addition to formal instruction in weekly classes, each participant in OEN’s Startup Series will have access to a network of mentors covering each of the session topics below. Our mentors have agreed to provide guidance during the full 10 weeks of this program. Have a burning funding or accounting problem? No need to wait until week 7, just email one of our mentors. A full mentor list will be provided on the first day of class.

Scholarship Opportunity: SPOTS FILLING UP FAST! If you would like to be considered for a scholarship for the Startup Series, please complete this form below. Thank you to US Bank and Columbia Bank for sponsoring these scholarships!

Deadline to apply for scholarships is March 25.

https://www.oen.org/calendar-events/oen-osu-startup-series/

Monday April 1, 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm

4:00pm

Portland Startup Week Happy Hour
Let's kick off the week with a beer, good conversations, and networking. Portland Startup Week attendees are welcome to a chill and relaxing meetup to interact with local ecosystem leaders and advocates.

Where:
Tilt - Eastside
22 NE 2nd Ave. Suite 100
Portland, Or. 97232

Monday April 1, 2019 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Tilt - Eastside 22 NE 2nd Ave. Suite 100, PORTLAND, OR 97232

5:30pm

Free Code Camp PDX Hangout
Welcome campers! We meet every other Monday at Phase2 This is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

********We start introductions and announcements at 5:45pm :) ****

https://www.meetup.com/Free-Code-Camp-Portland/events/257725418/

Monday April 1, 2019 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Phase 2 514 NW 11th Ave. Ste 203, Portland, OR

6:00pm

Open Source Peer Mentoring


We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome. Pizza and beverages are served. Parking is free!
Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.
Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

Monday April 1, 2019 6:00pm - 9:30pm
PDX Code Guild 2828 SW Corbett Ave, Portland, OR 97201

6:30pm

Build2Learn: Build It, And They Will Pwn.


Welcome to PASCAL Hackerspace's newest hands-on workshop: Build2Learn!

The general idea of the Build2Learn twice-monthly sessions is to take several categories of tools, analyze their functionality, and re-implement them using your language of choice.

The goal is not to present a tutorial. The goal is to have discussion around the process of breaking the problem down into specific use cases and requirements, i.e. tasks that can be more easily implemented.

The core goal of programming is problem solving, the aim here is to facilitate and encourage this skill.
There will be a focus on performing code review and encouraging people to demo their progress to the group.

Session_0 will focus on the following:
>Help individuals set up their development environment
>Make sure that the git workflow is well understood
>Help with a language selection

Note: While there will not be any prescribed languages, we suggest either python or javascript. This is not to deter the use of other languages. Just to suggest that there may be more help available using
something listed above.

>Help users install git for their operating system
>Help users create a github account and setup git to use it
>Help users install language and tooling (if needed)
>Help users install text editor and discuss the merits of different options

For more information, please visit-https://randy5235.github.io/build2learn/ or view the current repository directly on Github here: https://github.com/randy5235/build2learn . The purpose of this repository is to provide a resource for documentation and source code for the Build2Learn session(s) at PASCAL Hackerspace.

For questions regarding PASCAL Hackerspace and events hosted there in general, please email [masked]. For questions regarding Build2Learn, please reach out to Randy here on Meetup! He can be found here: https://www.meetup.com/members/10974695/

Monday April 1, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm
PASCAL Hackerspace 226 SE Madison St, Portland, OR, 97214, us

6:30pm

Bitcoin+Pizza: Free 101 Talk + Open Discussion
https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Bitcoin-Group/events/kbxtqqyzgbcb/

Gather to connect with other crypto-enthusiasts and talk about current events, tools, advice, troubleshooting, and other general chitchat about Bitcoin! (Especially welcoming to women and non-binary folk ♥).

Starting at about 7:15pm, Phoenyx will give a free 101 talk on Bitcoin Basics covering:
- What is Bitcoin?
- Brief historical timeline
- What makes Bitcoin valuable
- How you can get started (choosing a wallet, when/where to buy)
- Tips on how to avoid scams
- Resources for learning more
- Q & A

We'll be in the basement, which is toward the back, through the door with the flag, and down the stairs. (Occasionally, they put us in the back room instead of the basement -- look for signs or ask at the counter!) Grab some delicious pizza, calzones, or subs, and learn from local experts and enthusiasts.

The event is free to attend. (Buy your own food & drinks). :)

Monday April 1, 2019 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Flying Pie Pizza 7804 SE Stark St, Portland, OR

7:00pm

Dorkbot Meetup
https://www.meetup.com/CTRL-H/events/259644529/

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity.

Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time.

Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance.


p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend. All are welcome. That means you!



Monday April 1, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm
CTRL-H Hackerspace 7608 N Interstate Ave. Portland, Oregon 97217
 
Tuesday, April 2
 

8:00am

AC Hotel - Free coworking and coffee
The AC Hotel would like to provide free coworking space in our lounge daily with complimentary coffee until 2pm to those that mention they are from Techstars Startup Week.
 
We are excited to be part of it!

AC Hotel Portland Downtown effortlessly reflects its sophisticated yet refreshingly small-town surroundings. Earth tones and mixed woods paired with stunning floor to ceiling windows bring the outdoors inside. The stylish comfort of our interior takes you into a relaxed atmosphere, with local craft beers adding a tasteful twist. If it’s a challenge you’re looking for, head down to our state-of-the-art gym. Afterward, the hotel is perfectly located to explore local nightlife, including Portland’s famous food trucks. Whatever you choose to do, AC Portland Downtown will give you with the essential hotel experience.

Tuesday April 2, 2019 8:00am - 2:00pm
AC Hotel Portland Downtown 888 SW Third Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204

8:00am

WeWork Custom House - Free coworking
Located in what was once an industrial warehouse district, WeWork Custom House is the ideal office space to be part of The Pearl District, one of Portland’s most creative communities. Sitting on three floors of a stately building, this shared coworking space is home to a large number of nonprofit groups, freelancers, graphic designers, and other businesses. Tasty team lunches and client dinners are all just a stone’s throw away with some of the city’s most popular eateries like Imperial and Lechon a few minutes away. There’s also a ton of local breweries nearby that are perfect for sampling the region’s best beer. For work inspiration take a page out of a book—literally—and visit Powell’s Books, the world’s largest independent bookstore, which is just down the street. Getting to and from the office is made easy with onsite bike storage, nearby parking, and access to the MAX Green and Yellow line station at Northwest 6th Ave and Davis St. Get your business’s creative juices flowing and make your next move to WeWork Custom House.

Tuesday April 2, 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm
WeWork Custom House 222 NW 8th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209,

8:00am

WeWork Pioneer Place - Free coworking
Looking for Portland office space downtown? WeWork Pioneer Place crowns the eponymous upscale urban shopping center, occupying the top floor of the building and featuring an atrium that ushers in natural light. Sitting at a city hub for public transportation, and connected via skywalks and tunnels to four blocks of retail, dining, and parking, this location is all about convenience. Enjoy a coworking space where you can easily stroll to tasty lunches, funky happy hours, gardens, parks, and event venues. When you join us at WeWork Pioneer Place, your company truly moves on up.

Tuesday April 2, 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm
WeWork Pioneer Place 700 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

8:00am

WeWork Power + Light - Free coworking
Located in the heart of Downtown Portland, our Power + Light Building office space lets you blend the line between work and play like never before. Ideal for teams of all sizes, enjoy three floors of beautiful private offices, collaborative workspaces, and modern conference rooms—plus a pet-friendly policy, onsite showers, and an inviting outdoor space that truly set the space apart. This central location is also ideal for commuters, with convenient access to onsite bike storage, parking, and a variety of bus lines all nearby.

Tuesday April 2, 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm
WeWork Power + Light 920 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

8:00am

Remote.ly - Free coworking
Remote.ly is a commitment-free workspace featuring guaranteed seating/outlets, free in-house barista, and stunning downtown views - for just $20/day ($15 for students). Think of it as a cross between a coffee shop and a coworking office.

NOTE: The day pass is limited to first time customers for one free day of coworking. Once the free pass has been used, the $20 daily rate (or $15 for students) applies. But if you mention the code "BESTtechFEST" you can secure a 25% discount off the normal day rate.


Tuesday April 2, 2019 8:00am - 10:00pm
Remote.ly 3303 N Missippi Ave, Suite #500, Portland, Oregon 97227

9:00am

Artificial Intelligence: Today & Tomorrow, Opportunities & Threats
A discussion about the current state of Artificial Intelligence
  • Current amazing applications
  • Where much of the investment capital is being spent
  • The potential power of AI beyond super-intelligence
  • Some examples of why super-intelligent AI is also one of humanities biggest challenges
Followed by a lively Q&A session.

Contact Jon Down (down@up.edu) for parking pass and other session info.

Tuesday April 2, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
University of Portland - Franz Hall 5000 N Willamette Blvd, Murphy conference room, 4th floor, Portland, Oregon 97203

9:00am

CENTRL Office Downtown - Free coworking
https://centrloffice.com/free-coworking

During Portland Startup Week, CENTRL Office Downtown will be offering free coworking to all participants. Feel free to pop in for an hour between events or spend the whole day with us! When you arrive, check in with us at the front desk and we will get you set up with the wifi password. We are located at 1155 SW Morrison Street, Portland, OR 97205. Right next door to Blue Star Donuts!

Tuesday April 2, 2019 9:00am - 6:00pm
CENTRL Office Downtown 1155 SW Morrison St Portland, or 97205

10:00am

Coffee w/ Co-Founders - Portland Startup Week Addition
Limited Capacity seats available

***UPDATE***
This event is full.

****LIMITED SPACE****

We're in the NW side of town this month as part of Portland Startup Week. Breken is a great place to relax, grab a cup of coffee, or get some of their yummy food.

About Coffee w/ Co-Founders: As a business owner you are faced with many challenges. You're forced to make decisions every day that could make or break your business. Coffee w/ Co-Founders is a way to network with other Entrepreneurs to allow free flowing information with the intent to collaborate and help each other. So often we're challenged and there's very little we can do to express our challenges with the people we work with or the people we care about. Think of Coffee w/ Co-Founders as your own personal support group for business owners. We're all here to help!

Tuesday April 2, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Breken Kitchen 1800 NW 16th Ave, Portland, OR.

12:00pm

Portland Lunch 2.0: OTBC
Join our friends at OTBC for a Portland Lunch 2.0… in Beaverton. It's all part of Portland Startup Week. (If you're in downtown Portland, it's just a quick trip on the MAX Blue Line to get out to the location.)

Space is limited

Access: 1 minute walk from MAX. Alternatively - there is, of course, plenty of free parking.

For parking: http://www.otbc.org/directions

For MAX: When you exit MAX you're facing Bogza coffee. We're in the brick building just beyond Bogza.

Either way - use the building entrance on Rose Biggi Ave.

https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Lunch-2-0/events/259391143/


Tuesday April 2, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
OTBC 3800 SW Cedar Hills Blvd #260, Beaverton, OR

12:00pm

Capital Coaching & Connections Office Hours
During Portland’s Startup Week, Ascent Funding is offering complimentary advising sessions with our “capital coaches,”financial experts who can answer questions and help you prioritize and plan the next steps for your business. These complimentary 40-50 minute sessions might include:

· Planning your capital needs
· Assess your current ability to secure a bank loan
· Introductions to other community lenders or business assistance providers.

Ascent Funding is a mission-driven organization working to strengthen small businesses in our community. Our goal is to help your business grow through thoughtful planning and by connecting you to effective resources in the community.

To Register:
Tuesday, April 2: 12pm-3pm: Sign up here

Tuesday April 2, 2019 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Hatch 2420 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, Oregon

12:00pm

Intro to HTML & CSS: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy


We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

Please Note:
---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

Tuesday April 2, 2019 12:00pm - 3:00pm
The Tech Academy 310 SW 4th Ave Suite 230, Portland, OR 97204

4:00pm

Graphic Design with GIMP


Join us for a graphic design workshop using an a free and open source software called GIMP. GIMP is a program similar to Photoshop. You can use this program to create posters and art, edit photos, and more.

Bring your questions -- there will be plenty of time for answers!

This class welcomes beginners and advanced users alike.

Tuesday April 2, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Free Geek 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214

5:00pm

PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) West Side Mixer
On April 2nd, come celebrate Equal Pay Day with PDXWIT and Intel!

Many of us live and/or work on the West Side but may not have a professional community convenient to the area. Thanks to PDXWIT’s and Intel’s support, we can get together to talk tech and other work topics.

While the event will be primarily networking focused, we will also have the opportunity to hear from Alyson Crafton, VP of IT at Intel, who will share information about the company.

We will also hear from Rebecca Channer, Founder and CEO of ProsperCity. Channer is committed to closing the gender wage gap and ending salary discrimination in the United States. Rebecca will talk about the importance of salary transparency and compensation clarity when it comes to addressing pay disparities that impact women and people of color. She will share the benefits of transparency to job seekers and employees, while also getting real with employers about transparency as the path to greater diversity, inclusion and prosperity.

We hope to see you there!

Agenda:
5:00 pm - Doors open / networking
5:30 pm - Introductions (PDXWIT & Intel)
6:00 pm - Featured Speakers
6:30 pm - Networking
7:00 pm - Event ends

Event FAQ
Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?
A: Yes, gender neutral restrooms will be available.
Q: Is the space ADA accessible?
A: Yes, the space is ADA accessible.
Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?
A: Yes, food and drink will be provided at this event.
Q: What is the parking situation?
A: Free onsite parking is available near Building RA1 where the event will be held.
Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?
A: All attendees will need to enter through Building RA1 to check in with security before joining the event.
Q: Is there secured bike parking?
A: Bike parking is available just to the left of Building RA1’s lobby doors, but attendees should bring their own lock.
Q: Should I consider using public transportation?
A: Yes! The event is accessible via Trimet bus and MAX lines.
Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. Please note there may be office pets present at this event.

Purpose:
PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.
Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

Tuesday April 2, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Intel - Ronler Acres 2501 NE Century Blvd Bldg RA1, Hillsboro, OR 97124

5:30pm

An Evening with Susan Crawford, author of "Fiber" about Fiber Optics in US


An educational and fun event to learn about fiber optics and America's digital future with a reading and Q&A with Susan Crawford, author of "Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution―and Why America Might Miss It".

Light refreshments from 6-6:30pm, author reading and Q&A from 6:30-7:30pm, and networking and book signing from 7:30-8pm.

This is a family-friendly event and all are welcome.

Personally author signed copies of "Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution―and Why America Might Miss It" book will be for sale for $30.

Hosted by Municipal Broadband PDX, Make + Think + Code and the Digital Commonwealth Alliance.

Tuesday April 2, 2019 5:30pm - 7:30pm

5:30pm

Bumped: Tech Events: Meet the New Kids
Join us for the first time ever in Bumped’s new office—it's so new in fact, that it’s still under construction—for drinks, snacks, and conversation about the startups that are building exciting momentum in PDX! No hard hat required.
Our panel of companies who are either new to the scene or fresh off a big round of funding include:

Sce Pike, CEO & Founder, IOTAS — $6.5M raised
Lance Charlish, CEO & Co-Founder, Circle Media Labs — $20M Series B
James McDermott, CEO & Co-Founder, Lytics — $35M Series C
David Nelsen, CEO & Co-Founder, Bumped — Launched in 2018, $19M Series A

Moderator TBD

Don’t miss the chance to hear directly from the folks that are poised to impact the local tech scene in a big way!

When: Tuesday April 2nd, 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Bumped HQ: 111 SW 5th Ave Suite 300
5:30: Event opens
6:00-6:30pm: Panel
6:30-6:45pm: Q&A
6:45-7:30pm: Mix, mingle, and toast to PDX tech!


Tuesday April 2, 2019 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Bumped HQ 111 SW 5th Ave Portland, OR 97204

6:00pm

Portland HashiCorp User Group - AWS Deployments and FinOps With Cloudability
https://www.meetup.com/Portland-HashiCorp-User-Group/events/259533109/

Agenda:
  • 6pm-6:30pm Arrive and mingle - Enjoy food and beverages
  • 6:30pm-7:00pm "Intelligent decisions about cloud usage with Cloudability’s FinOps platform" presented by Patrick Zumar- Senior SE @ Cloudability
  • A new operating model for the cloud, called FinOps, is emerging that enables a shift — a combination of systems, best practices and culture — to increase an organization’s ability to understand cloud costs and make tradeoffs. In the same way that DevOps revolutionized development by breaking down silos and increasing agility, FinOps increases the business value of cloud by bringing together technology, business and finance professionals with a new set of processes.
  • FinOps has several fundamental building blocks we’ve seen high performing organizations put in place to gain competitive advantage. Patrick Zumar will share what we’ve learned from guiding hundreds of large and small cloud adopters on their journey to adopt FinOps.
  • 7:00pm-7:30pm "Reducing Cost & Risk via Automation with Terraform on AWS" presented by Chris Dunlap- Sr. Solution Engineer @ HashiCorp
  • Terraform is a tool for building, changing, and versioning infrastructure safely and efficiently. This talk will focus on how customers can leverage Terraform to eliminate unnecessary cloud spend by 30-40% and reduce risk by baking guardrails and best practices into their automation.
  • 7:30pm-8pm Networking

Tuesday April 2, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cloudability 334 Northwest 11th Avenue Portland, OR 97209

6:00pm

CI as Smooth as Flutter by Mikhail Tokarev
https://www.meetup.com/FlutterPDX/events/259703291/

It's been a few busy months but we are back at it again with some exciting events in April. This time, please join Mikhai Tokarev, Devops engineer at Nevercode for an exciting talk on CI for Flutter.

This talk is brought to you in a join meetup with Google Development Group (GDG) PDX - https://www.meetup.com/Google-Development-Group-GDG-PDX-Meetup/events/259710549.

Mikhail will talk about out of the box CI solutions for your Flutter projects. Codemagic is a free dedicated CI/CD service for Flutter. It was announced during Flutter Live in December 2018 and has been growing and innovating ever since. Mikhail Tokarev will demonstrate how to set up and configure workflows in Codemagic for publishing your Flutter apps to the app store and play store. Tips and custom scripts that showcase how developers have been using Codemagic will also be covered and you will learn how to use different flavors in deployment.

Mikhail has worked as devops engineer for over 5 years. He is passionate about introducing devops practices into the development process in different teams. He joined Nevercode over a year ago and now leads architecture design of both Nevercode and Codemagic. He first saw Flutter in 2018 after Droidcon in Berlin and is excited about helping mobile developers around the world with seamless CI/CD experiences.

Light food and soft drinks will be provided by our generous sponsor: eBay.

Finally, a huge thanks to Jake Hall for making this event happen.

Tuesday April 2, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
eBay Community Lounge 1400 SW 5th Ave 3rd Floor, Portland, Oregon

6:00pm

Ruby Tuesday - PDX Ruby Brigade Monthly Meeting
Pizza & beer starting at 6pm!

PRESENTATIONS - 7pm-8:30pm
  • Code for PDX ~ Arthur Smid
  • Code for PDX is a local chapter of Code for America. Arthur will tell us about the interesting work they are doing for the Portland Clean Energy Fund and other projects for the public good.
  • Recyclable Cache Keys in Rails ~ Jared Mooney
  • Ruby on Rails has powerful caching features and Jared is going to share some of the insight he learned about managing cache keys on a recent project.
  • How Can We Handle Errors? ~ Mike Calhoun

Most of the time, exceptions and errors are the last thing we want to put substantial thought into and are often addressed in that order. We tend to not want to think hard about how things could go wrong. However, from traditional apps to APIs or ArgumentErrors to NameErrors, handling exceptions gracefully is crucial to healthy applications. Let’s take a closer look at the Ruby Exception library and some strategies for catching and handling errors. We will look at what happens when exceptions are handled too well or not well enough. We will also take a closer look at the types of exceptions you can expect and where you can expect them. Lastly we’ll explore some examples for exception handling and testing in common rails application contexts.

Tuesday April 2, 2019 6:00pm - 8:30pm
New Relic 111 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 2700, Portland, Oregon 97204

6:00pm

6:00pm

Out in PDX: April social
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/out-in-tech-pdx-april-social-tickets-59082505364

Come join Out in Tech PDX for our April Social at Crush Bar!

If you are interested in connecting with the Out in Tech PDX chapter, want to meet some fabulous people or are a part of / interested in the tech industry, then come mingle with us and have a few drinks. We'll be at Crush Bar on Tuesday, April 2nd from 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm. Please RSVP through Eventbrite using the link above. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Out in Tech unites the LGBTQ+ tech community, empowering aspiring tech leaders to improve our world by showcasing accomplished speakers, producing timely and thought-provoking events, and connecting our members to new opportunities and each other. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, we provide resources and mentorship to ensure career access for LGBTQ youth and provide web services for LGBTQ activists around the world.

Tuesday April 2, 2019 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Crush Bar 1400 Southeast Morrison Street, Portland, OR 97214

6:30pm

Portland Python Pirates - Web Development Using Javascript and Python Class Kickoff


Have you wanted to try web development but are unsure about where to start or lacking motivation? Enter the Python Pirates! We are all about working through free classes together to help each other learn and grow into top notch programmers! This week kicks off an introduction to our next free class series. If you have thought about joining the Pyrates now is the time!

This session will be purely informational. There will be a discussion about what you can expect to learn from this series. All skill levels are welcome to join. Prior programming experience in Python will be helpful but any prior programming experience will do.

A lot of times there is parking right in front of the building. If this is not the case I recommend trying 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Ave. There are usually spots down that way. Parking isn't free until after 7pm so don't forget to pay! There is also a lot right next door if you don't want to mess with street parking.

As always feel free to message me or post on Slack if you have any questions. Hope to see you Tuesday!

* New to our group? Need to join our Slack channel? Looking for free resources? Check out our website @ www.pythonpirates.org for all of that and more!

Tuesday April 2, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm
The Tech Academy 310 SW 4th Ave Suite 230, Portland, OR 97204

7:00pm

VanTechy - Latest From The Cloud
https://www.meetup.com/VanTechy/events/cjdgspyzgbdb/

7:00 - 7:30 Networking
7:30 - Audience participation
7:40 - Presentation 1
7:45 - Presentation 2
8:00 - Presentation 3

Tuesday April 2, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Columbia Collective 810 Main Street, Vancouver, WA
 
Wednesday, April 3
 

8:00am

AC Hotel - Free coworking and coffee
The AC Hotel would like to provide free coworking space in our lounge daily with complimentary coffee until 2pm to those that mention they are from Techstars Startup Week.
 
We are excited to be part of it!

AC Hotel Portland Downtown effortlessly reflects its sophisticated yet refreshingly small-town surroundings. Earth tones and mixed woods paired with stunning floor to ceiling windows bring the outdoors inside. The stylish comfort of our interior takes you into a relaxed atmosphere, with local craft beers adding a tasteful twist. If it’s a challenge you’re looking for, head down to our state-of-the-art gym. Afterward, the hotel is perfectly located to explore local nightlife, including Portland’s famous food trucks. Whatever you choose to do, AC Portland Downtown will give you with the essential hotel experience.

Wednesday April 3, 2019 8:00am - 2:00pm
AC Hotel Portland Downtown 888 SW Third Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204

8:00am

WeWork Custom House - Free coworking
Located in what was once an industrial warehouse district, WeWork Custom House is the ideal office space to be part of The Pearl District, one of Portland’s most creative communities. Sitting on three floors of a stately building, this shared coworking space is home to a large number of nonprofit groups, freelancers, graphic designers, and other businesses. Tasty team lunches and client dinners are all just a stone’s throw away with some of the city’s most popular eateries like Imperial and Lechon a few minutes away. There’s also a ton of local breweries nearby that are perfect for sampling the region’s best beer. For work inspiration take a page out of a book—literally—and visit Powell’s Books, the world’s largest independent bookstore, which is just down the street. Getting to and from the office is made easy with onsite bike storage, nearby parking, and access to the MAX Green and Yellow line station at Northwest 6th Ave and Davis St. Get your business’s creative juices flowing and make your next move to WeWork Custom House.

Wednesday April 3, 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm
WeWork Custom House 222 NW 8th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209,

8:00am

WeWork Pioneer Place - Free coworking
Looking for Portland office space downtown? WeWork Pioneer Place crowns the eponymous upscale urban shopping center, occupying the top floor of the building and featuring an atrium that ushers in natural light. Sitting at a city hub for public transportation, and connected via skywalks and tunnels to four blocks of retail, dining, and parking, this location is all about convenience. Enjoy a coworking space where you can easily stroll to tasty lunches, funky happy hours, gardens, parks, and event venues. When you join us at WeWork Pioneer Place, your company truly moves on up.

Wednesday April 3, 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm
WeWork Pioneer Place 700 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

8:00am

WeWork Power + Light - Free coworking
Located in the heart of Downtown Portland, our Power + Light Building office space lets you blend the line between work and play like never before. Ideal for teams of all sizes, enjoy three floors of beautiful private offices, collaborative workspaces, and modern conference rooms—plus a pet-friendly policy, onsite showers, and an inviting outdoor space that truly set the space apart. This central location is also ideal for commuters, with convenient access to onsite bike storage, parking, and a variety of bus lines all nearby.

Wednesday April 3, 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm
WeWork Power + Light 920 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

8:00am

Remote.ly - Free coworking
Remote.ly is a commitment-free workspace featuring guaranteed seating/outlets, free in-house barista, and stunning downtown views - for just $20/day ($15 for students). Think of it as a cross between a coffee shop and a coworking office.

NOTE: The day pass is limited to first time customers for one free day of coworking. Once the free pass has been used, the $20 daily rate (or $15 for students) applies. But if you mention the code "BESTtechFEST" you can secure a 25% discount off the normal day rate.


Wednesday April 3, 2019 8:00am - 10:00pm
Remote.ly 3303 N Missippi Ave, Suite #500, Portland, Oregon 97227

9:00am

Urban Office - Free coworking
On the southern edge of downtown Portland, Oregon, Urban Office coworking, office, and event space is perfectly nested along Macadam Avenue between the South Waterfront, John's Landing, and the Willamette River Greenway (yup, you'll see trees outside your window). With easy access to downtown, I-5, Lake Oswego, and other southwest Portland ‘burbs, you can easily get wherever you’re going by car, bike or transit. Did we mention the free on-site parking?

Urban Office located at 4949 SW Macadam Ave on the 2nd floor. (Not familiar with soon-to-be South Portland? You probably know our most famous neighbor, Elephant's on Corbett. We're just 2 blocks north!)

There is visitor parking (bike & car) under the overhang of the building, and free street parking on all the neighborhood streets to our west. We recommend Corbett as a reliable place to find spots. (Please don't park in the MSN spots, as those are our downstairs neighbor's.) The 35/36 Trimet bus stop is also immediately in front of the building, and the South Waterfront Greenway is an excellent way to get here as well.

Come anytime 9-5 and we'll be happy to greet you at the front desk and show you all the coworking tables and common areas so you can try out your favorites!

Wednesday April 3, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Urban Office 4949 SW Macadam Ave, Portland, OR 97239

9:00am

CENTRL Office Downtown - Free coworking
https://centrloffice.com/free-coworking

During Portland Startup Week, CENTRL Office Downtown will be offering free coworking to all participants. Feel free to pop in for an hour between events or spend the whole day with us! When you arrive, check in with us at the front desk and we will get you set up with the wifi password. We are located at 1155 SW Morrison Street, Portland, OR 97205. Right next door to Blue Star Donuts!

Wednesday April 3, 2019 9:00am - 6:00pm
CENTRL Office Downtown 1155 SW Morrison St Portland, or 97205

10:00am

Black Signal (PDX Startup Week Edition)
Portland's black population is at a all time high and our city is home to more than 4,800 black owned firms. From drones, apps, cookies & everything in between. Come meet founders, mentors and community folks who support black founders. Take some time to grab some of Deadstock Coffee's finest beverages at WeWork Custom House.


Wednesday April 3, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
WeWork Custom House 222 NW 8th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209,

10:30am

Programming with Python 1


Have you ever thought programming was interesting, but don't know where to start? Do you want to unlock the true potential of computers? This is the class for you!

This class is an introduction to programming concepts with Python, an easy-to-learn programming language. Every class begins with the basics of what Python is and how to use it. After that we'll talk about computer science theory in an approachable way. Finally we'll have a lab where your questions can get answered and you can show off your projects.

No prior programming experience required. If you can type, you can program!

Recommended Follow-up: Programming with Python 2

Wednesday April 3, 2019 10:30am - 1:00pm
Free Geek 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214

11:30am

Finnovation PDX: Portland's first FinTech conference


Portland Startup Week begins April 1 (no joke!), and Sila will be hosting a conference in the middle of all the events.

Finnovation PDX is a chance for the FinTech community - its leaders, employees, investors, supporters, and customers - to come together, deepen connections, celebrate wins, and share lessons and insights.

The event will be broken up into 4 thought-provoking segments:
  • VC & Investment - How are VCs viewing the rise of FinTech startups, especially blockchain and crypto-specific businesses?
  • Consumers - With pioneering companies like Simple leading the way, how has the consumer experience around banking, finance, and FinTech evolved?
  • Product + Engineering - What kinds of tools and resources are changing how FinTech products get made?
  • Founders - The experience of building and scaling a FinTech company is radically different than it was 10 years ago. How are founders changing their approach?
Following the event please join us at the Portland City Grill (30th Floor of the U.S. Bancorp Tower) for Happy Hour, and Sila's Beta Launch!

Agenda:
  • 11:30 - Lunch, mingle, grab a seat
  • 12:00 - Kick off keynote with Matt Compton
  • 12:20 - VC & Investment Panel: The Investor’s Perspective. Featuring moderator Matt Compton & panelists Hope Cochran, Geoff Harris, & Stephen Green
  • 1:10 - Consumer Panel: Evolution of the Consumer Experience. Featuring moderator Josh Reich & panelists Randy Fernando, Melissa Geyer, Andy Van Oostrum, & Amy Pearl
  • 2:00 - Grab a snack and check out the demo of Sila’s brand spanking new beta!
  • 2:15 - Product Panel: FinTech Product Innovation. Featuring moderator Shamir Karkal & panelists Ian Collins, Laura Spiekerman & Angela Angelovska-Wilson
  • 3:05 - Founders Panel: Scaling a Fintech Company. Featuring moderator Kasey Jones & panelists David Nelsen, Alexandra Horrigan, & Isaac Hines
  • 4:10 - Final Talk with David Nelsen
  • 5pm - Finnovation Happy Hour & Sila Beta Launch Party!!!

Meet the Speakers & Panelists:

David Nelsen, Bumped
David Nelsen: Founder & CEO at Bumped, David leads the first ever FinTech company to leverage stock ownership to build one-to-one relationships between brands and their customers. Prior to Bumped, David was CEO and co-founder of Giftango, a digital payments company that brought the digital gift card to market for many of the largest global brands.

Laura Spiekerman, Alloy
Laura Spiekerman: Co-founder & CRO at Alloy, where she builds APIs for financial services to manage identity verification from signup through the life of the customer. Laura also has over 8 years of experience in the financial world, including advanced work with mobile payments at Knox Payments & Kopo Kopo.

Andy Van Oostrum, Cognigy
Andy Van Oostrum: VP of North American Sales at Cognigy, a conversational AI platform, Andy enables the partner ecosystem and drives client engagement in the categories of both voice and text virtual assistants. Andy is also a digital strategist, and largely sits at the intersection of marketing and technology. He worked in the Sitecore ecosystem for 10 years, and has held board positions at the American Marketing Association, Portland Advertising Federation, and SOLVE.

Melissa Geyer, Seed
Melissa Geyer: CXO at Seed, a business banking startup based in Portland, Melissa builds and scales customer experience-driven FinTech support teams. She also worked previously at consumer bank Simple, where she served as Director of Customer Relations for the startup as it launched.

Geoff Harris, Flying Fish
Geoff Harris: Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Flying Fish, a Venture Capital firm based in Seattle. Geoff also serves on the Seattle Angel Board of Directors, a non-profit with a mission of educating both entrepreneurs and potential angel investors, and is heavily involved in promoting angel investing within Seattle in an effort to grow the funding ecosystem for local startups. Prior to his work in investing Geoff spent 15 years at Microsoft in Engineering Leadership and Executive Leadership positions.

Alexandra Horigan, Aspiration
Alexandra Horigan: Founding team member & VP of Strategic Initiatives at Aspiration, a socially conscious financial firm. Prior to Aspiration, Alexandra spent half a decade on Wall Street in sales, and as a broker for Intercontinental Exchange and Cantor Fitzgerald. Alexandra is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, a former competitive skier, and most importantly, a mom to two boys.

Amy Pearl, seedpay
Amy Pearl: Director of Community Develpment at seedpay, a financial services social enterprise that leverages blockchain technology to strengthen communities. Previously Amy was founder and CEO of Hatch Innovation, where she helped launch new local investing laws to promote community capital. She believes in working upstream to develop new tools for positive disruption.

Matt Compton, Oregon Venture Fund
Matt Compton: General Partner at Oregon Venture Fund, Matt's been an active startup investor and advisor in Oregon for the past decade. Previously he held various product, partnership, and marketing leadership roles at Yahoo! during their rapid growth period from 2002 to 2007. In 2008, he began investing with the Oregon Angel Fund, and has also served on the boards of several early and growth stage companies, including Jama and Simple Financial - currently Matt is on the board of REI.

Isaac Hines, Sila
Isaac Hines: Co-founder & COO at Sila, Isaac also has 20 years of experience in the energy sector, where Isaac served as finance director and general manager and oversaw upwards of $200m in projects.

Angela Angelovska-Wilson, Sila
Angela Angelovska-Wilson: Co-founder & CLO at Sila, Angela also plays a major role in the world of blockchain technology regulations as a lawyer at DLx Law in New York City. She has an extensive wealth of experience in law, and serves as a CCO for Digital Asset Holdings LLC.

Shamir Karkal, Sila
Shamir Karkal: Co-founder & CEO at Sila, Shamir was also co-founder of Simple, a Portland-based bank that is digital-only, with no physical branches. He also managed the development of Open APIs at BBVA and was an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Omidyar Network.

Kasey Jones, BetterGrowth
Kasey Jones: Founding partner at BetterGrowth, a growth strategy agency that helps early-stage B2B companies accelerate revenue growth. Kasey also has extensive experience in sales and marketing in Portland, having worked at Keboola, Postano, and Good Data.

Randy Fernando: Managing Director at Acorns
Hope Cochran: Managing Director at Madrona Venture Group
Ian Collins: Senior Product Designer at Acorns
Josh Reich: Co-Founder & former CEO at Simple
Stephen Green: Director of Operations at PENSOLE

Wednesday April 3, 2019 11:30am - 4:30pm
Bumped HQ 111 SW 5th Ave Portland, OR 97204

12:00pm

Portland Lunch 2.0: CENTRL Office Eastside
As part of Portland Startup Week, CENTRL Office will be inviting the Portland startup community into their eastside location, right at the bridgehead of the Burnside Bridge. Close enough for westsiders to pop over for a bit.

https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Lunch-2-0/events/258167925/

Wednesday April 3, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
CENTRL Office Eastside 329 NE Couch St, Portland, OR

4:30pm

How to Create a Winning Angel Food Conference Application
Want to grow your business and make connections in the food & beverage industry? We can help. OEN’s Angel Food Conference and Education Series 2019 is a great way to:
  • Connect with experts in food and beverage across both vertical and horizontal markets 
  • Get deep-dive education on pitching, product development, market strategies, and scaling your business 
  • Present to hundreds of investors and business leaders interested in the food & beverage sector There’s a lot that goes into pitching your business to a room full of investors, but the first step is taking the time to put together a thoughtful application.
At our April 3 info session, OEN staff and active investors will provide an overview of OEN’s Angel Food Conference and Education Series 2019, including eligibility requirements and new funding opportunities.

We will also walk you through Gust, the application and evaluation platform we use, and show you how to most effectively make your case to investors.

Wednesday April 3, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Tonkon Torp 888 SW 5th Ave, Portland, Oregon

5:00pm

TechfestNW Kick Off Party
FOR TECHFESTNW ATTENDEES

Brought you by Portland State’s School of Business and Jama Software

Join us for drinks, snacks, and networking while you pick up your TechfestNW badge and avoid the next morning rush.

Wednesday April 3, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Karl Miller Center 615 SW Harrison St., Portland, OR 97201

5:00pm

Advertising and PR Tips & Tricks for Female Founders (+ Happy Hour)
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/advertising-and-pr-tips-tricks-for-female-founders-happy-hour-tickets-59485701334

Are you a startup founder who wants to learn more about when you need an agency or how to properly engage with one?

Join us for this power hour panel focused on advertising and PR basics to get off the ground. Enjoy a happy hour celebrating women entrepreneurship and absorb over 30+ years of experience in the advertising and PR space.

  • Happy Hour 5-6PM
  • Panel 6-6:45PM

You’ll be hearing from our distinguished panel:
  • Jane Crisan, President & COO, R2C Group - Jane Crisan has worked for more than 30 years in technology, digital marketing, and traditional advertising. Jane’s deep experience from her agency leadership positions in Detroit and New York City is a critical addition to the women-led C-suite at R2C Group, where she runs the day-to-day operations of the agency. Her focus at the agency is advancing offerings and products focused on audience targeting, media measurement, and overall campaign effectiveness.
  • Sara Moorthy, Chief Strategy Officer, Leavened - Sara is an Integrated Marketing and Marketing Analytics Specialist. Sara leads the strategy group at Leavened with more than 20 years of experience in performance marketing, media, and data analytics. Sara helps her clients develop strategic marketing plans, design marketing infrastructures to support the measurement of marketing, and establish tools for campaign measurement.
  • Evie Smith, Founder, Rebellious PR & Consulting - Evie Smith founded Rebellious after almost a decade working for traditional PR agencies on the West Coast. Rebellious was founded with the principles that the client-agency relationship would be a true partnership, the work would be thoughtful, the standards would be high and the overall approach to PR would be BS-free. Evie has a passion for working with underrepresented founders and thinks about ways to overthrow the patriarchy on a daily basis.
  • Moderator: Deb Weekley, Connective Energy - Deb has a rich background in positioning, strategic communications, team/leader development and consumer insights with an eye for market potential and inclusion. She believes that positive business results emerge from an engaged, inspired and prepared team. Her leadership and talent acquisition/development experiences in rapid-growth companies like R2C Group, W+K, and Nike resulted in a unique perspective to help clients create positioning and high-performing team environments. She believes that good company communication requires you to understand your own lens and preferences + learn how to respect those different than yours.

R2C Group - R2C Group links strategy, creative and production with state-of-the-art audience targeting, dynamic media buying and advanced analytics to deliver on sales and branding goals simultaneously, without compromise. We believe that all brand behaviors are important and the way a brand sells is key to how it is perceived. That’s why we created Transactional Brand Building.

Rebellious PR & Consulting - Rebellious PR & Consulting was founded in early 2016 by industry vet Evie Smith with the notion and knowledge that there was a better way to do PR. Everything from agency structure to account management has been dissected and turned on its head to create a PR agency that actually works. We are Rebellious because our clients are disruptive to their industries. We love to work with defiant founders who make their own lanes to create revolutionary work. We love working with women-founded, people of color-founded, and LGBTQ+ founded companies because this is who we are.

Wednesday April 3, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
R2C Group - Everett Building 249 Northwest Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97209

5:30pm

Pitch Latino
What: Event giving Latino startup entrepreneurs a platform to connect with the regions growing startup ecosystem.

When: First pitch will be at 6pm with doors opening at 5:30pm and everyone out by 7:30pm

How: Six entrepreneurs will get five minutes to pitch to the audience and then three minutes of questions about their idea. After the last pitcher has answered questions from the audience, attendees will then vote for the three winners who split the prize money equally.

Who: This event is organized in collaboration with Juan Barraza one of the founding members of Latino Founders @Latino_Founders , Edgar Navas CEO of Cliqa both of them organizers of PDX Startup Weekend Latino @pdxswlatino and Fabio Valentino founder of Latinx Tech PDX.
Always inspired by Stephen Green work at PitchBlack.

Where: Our gracious hosts are the great folks at Uncorked Studios

Cost: Tickets are $25 with ALL PROCEEDS from ticket sales going directly to the three winners.


"I want to pitch": Don't buy a ticket and instead create a low tech (cell phone) 30-second Youtube video about your idea and submit it via this google form. We will inform all Six pitchers Friday, March 29th so that they have time to put together their presentation slides.

Wednesday April 3, 2019 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Uncorked Studios 811 SE Stark St #300 Portland, OR 97214

5:30pm

CHIFOO: Smart Cities
https://www.meetup.com/CHIFOO-Computer-Human-Interaction-Forum-of-Oregon/events/259302256/

Smart Cities: Design Thinking and New Technologies that Seek to Address the Wicked Problems of Everyday Life with Ann Marcus!

In the early days of technology, humans molded themselves to technology and went where it resided. Now tech is coming to us in nearly everything we own and do. It’s learning how to mold to and around us individually and as part of communities and gather data at every turn. Is that a good thing? Yes. And No. We’ll look at the phenomenon of Smart Cities, how they are defined, why they’re arising and how they serve as a framework for understanding how our daily lives are (overtly and insidiously) being changed in ways we never imagined. As citizens and design thinkers what role do/should we play in how the latest smart cities technologies–sensors, cameras, platforms, aggregation and analytics algorithms, machine learning and artificial intelligence–transform how we live, work, play, learn, love, see, move, engage and understand our world–and how it understands us? I’ll tell you what I know and then let’s discuss!

About the Speaker

Ann Marcus is an accomplished strategist who has conducted research, content development and communications consulting–for organizations ranging from start-ups to enterprise–on the challenges and opportunities at intersection of people and technology. Ann was with Cisco Systems for the past 11 years, where she was initially recruited to help develop an interactive learning and collaboration site for the Cisco Certification community. She stayed on for 5 years providing information architecture, UX design, content development and community management services. In 2013, Ann joined the Cisco Smart+Connected Communities team–initially having developed a similar interactive site–but later moved into the role of executive communications lead and engagements manager for the organization’s senior VP. She left Cisco at the end of 2018 to explore new opportunities and undertake social/community development and projects in Portland, across the US and overseas. Ann sits on the leadership team for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Global City Team Challenge (GCTC) Education Supercluster and participates in the Transportation Supercluster centered here in Portland. Ann does yoga and Zumba, has annoying cats, loves to travel, speaks Spanish and has been a member of CHIFOO for a really long time!

https://chifoo.org/smart-citiesapril-3-2019/

Meeting Details
5:30 - 6:30: CHIFOOd and Registration: Please join us before the meeting to enjoy dinner and networking. Food and beverages will be available for $5.

6:30 - 8:00: CHIFOO program starts at 6:30pm.
This meeting is free for CHIFOO Members & $5.00 for non-CHIFOO Members. Become a member today at chifoo.org. Raffle Tickets are $1.00 for two (available at door during Registration).

Please note: CHIFOO wants to make sure that each meeting is a great experience for everyone. If you need an accommodation to help you better enjoy CHIFOO meetings and events please let our CHIFOO Programs Chair know how we can help a few days prior to CHIFOO event.

Wednesday April 3, 2019 5:30pm - 8:00pm
TBD

5:30pm

Pitch Club Portland


Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and receive feedback from their peers and TiE Oregon Charter Members including TiE Angels.

A TiE Oregon Charter Member moderated event that creates a dynamic and safe environment for you to receive feedback on your pitch - sales pitch, concept pitch, or investor pitch!

Participants are given the opportunity to role-play being an investor to other entrepreneurs giving them a better understanding of what the investors are looking for.

Wednesday April 3, 2019 5:30pm - 8:30pm
CENTRL Office Pearl 1355 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97211

6:00pm

Women Who Code Portland - Security Study Night


In 2019, Women Who Code Portland is debuting a new event series focused on learning more about the security field. Welcome to our Security Study Nights!

Our first Security Study Night will be a Capture the Flag (CTF) 101. What is Capture the Flag and why do security professionals play it? The short answer is that it allows them to hone their skills and have fun. There is an entire subculture that exists around CTFs. So if you want to learn how to think like a hacker, adapt your skills and learn on the fly, come to our CTF 101 Study Night to see what it is all about. You will get a chance to capture your first flag.

Schedule
6:00-6:15 - Check-in + Grab food
6:15-6:20 - Welcome from WWCode Portland + Vevo
6:20-7:40 - Capture the Flag (CTF) 101
7:40-8:00 - Closing Remarks

About our Speakers
Miki Demeter is a Security Researcher at Intel. Stacy Watts is a Senior MSS Platform Engineer at BlueVoyant.

About Women Who Code
We are a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Our events offer study groups, technical workshops, hackathons, networking events, panel discussions, lightning talks, and social events featuring influential tech industry experts, innovators, and investors. We help you build the skills you need to raise your professional profile and achieve greater career success.

Current and aspiring coders are welcome.

Code of Conduct
WWCode is an inclusive community, dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. We do not tolerate harassment of members in any form.

Our Code of Conduct applies to all WWCode events and online communities. Read the full version at http://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct. If you would like to report an incident, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form: http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report.Senior MSS Platform Engineer, BlueVoyant

Wednesday April 3, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Vevo 812 SW Washington St #400, Portland, OR 97205

6:00pm

Women In Product PDX
https://www.meetup.com/Women-In-Product-WIP/events/259571147/

April meetup for Women In Product PDX: getting together to support each other in our pursuit of excellence in the dynamic product management discipline.

Wednesday April 3, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Cerulean Wine 1439 NW Marshall St, Portland, OR

6:00pm

Founders Live PDX
Founders Live PDX returns on Wednesday, April 3rd as part of PORTLAND STARTUP WEEK, and we are thrilled to be a part of it!

Join us for another exciting evening of networking and fast-paced pitches.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/founders-live-pdx-tickets-58008449835

Founders Live is an unforgettable happy hour competition sweeping the world, where up to five handpicked companies take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to pitch their company and describe their value proposition in front of an eager audience. After the pitches and audience Q&A, the crowd will vote on a winner who will not only receive an award, but recognition from the crowd and also the opportunity to talk more about their product or service. So bring your friends and coworkers, grab some food and drink, get to know your local entrepreneurs and vote for what you think will be the next big thing... built in Portland.


NOTE: RSVPs to Sched will also be counted. No need to RSVP through Eventbrite, as well. 

ALL PRESENTERS EARN GOOGLE CLOUD CREDITS - As a benefit of our partnership with Google Cloud, early-stage startups within our network can gain access to the Google’s Cloud for Startups Program. This includes between $3,000 and $100,000 in Cloud and Firebase credit, access to Google engineers for office hours, in-depth 1:1 architecture reviews, and invitations to local startup events. Please reach out to GC4S-PgM-West@google.com and mention Founders Live!

GET YOUR FREE FOUNDERS LIVE ACCOUNT HERE.

Agenda:

6pm: Drinks and networking
7pm: Pitches start
8pm: Networking

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/founders-live-pdx-tickets-58008449835

Wednesday April 3, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Cloudability 334 Northwest 11th Avenue Portland, OR 97209

6:30pm

Defensive Security: what can blue do for you?


Some Teams are Red, Others are Blue, I Play Defense, and So Can You!

An endpoint security primer in three (?-ish) parts.
Part 1: MacOS
Part 2: Windows
Part 3: Linux

Come learn about the other side of the cybersecurity equation: how to raise the bar for attackers trying to pwn your endpoints. This talk series will focus on sane, sensible, and usable defaults; what each operating system can bring to the table; security through proper configuration; and small/medium scale distribution and management.

Part 1: We'll start with a broad overview of securing endpoints, the classes of attacks that might be encountered depending on your use cases, and what it means to be "secure." Then, we'll talk about configuring macOS for reasonable security, beginning with the hardware chain of trust, moving through the bootloader and touching on what Apple's hw/sw integration allows for: Activation Locks, MDM/DEP, and Software Recovery. Moving up the stack, we'll discuss the tiers of built-in macOS software security, and if time permits, several third party options to strengthen endpoint options.

Part 2: Let's kick off with quick refresher on previous topics, and then dive right in to Windows endpoint security. Because of the diversity of hardware, there will be less low-level focus this session, but BitLocker, TPM, and OPAL will be in the mix. Then, learn why Secure Boot is not a conspiracy, how Hyper-V is bae, why Windows 10 is actually the best thing since... earlier Windows 10 releases!, what Group Policy can do for you, and which version of Windows is the minimum necessary for any kind of sanity.

Part 3: In the stolen words of Steve Ballmer, compartmentalize compartmentalize compartmentalize! We'll talk about mitigating inevitable compromise, and then move to Linux security. Coreboot, Heads, and refreshers from PC hardware kick us off, then it's into the wilderness! We'll try and nail down some best practices for the wide and varied world of Linux distros, the security benefits of containers, why Flatpak is awesome, and a quick touch on grsecurity (aka "why we can't have nice things"). If there's time, we'll even try to talk about the security benefits of other nix's like OpenBSD & Qubes.

Part 4: This is unwritten, unplanned and unscheduled, but part 4 (and 5, and beyond!) could include topics like:
- hypervisors! and why trying to share memory has yet to be a good idea;
- how to do your best to secure them anyway;
- how and why you should deploy hardened and/or minimum viable configurations automatically (ansible, JAMF, AD/SCCM...)

This is intended as a high-level overview to get a baseline for each of the three operating systems; content will change and grow based on feedback and requests. Come help me evolve my endpoint security game, and steer the course for future events!

This series is brought to you by PASCAL Hackerspace, and presented by Magneto (the hacker, not the mutant...ok well, he could* be a mutant for all we know...)

Magneto is: prototyping the future. trying to kill sleep. Security analysis and automation for profit. Other security-related things for fun. Obtuse prose. Dream job: Starship Captain. There's a reason for the nickname.

Wednesday April 3, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm
PASCAL Hackerspace 226 SE Madison St, Portland, OR, 97214, us

7:00pm

PDX Exploit Workshop


Hey everybody. Got a bug you just can't land? Is there a recent CVE you've been eyeballing seductively? Just want to brush up on your APPSEC or OPSEC? Do none of the above questions make any sense, but you're interested in computer security?

PDX Exploit Workshop is the longest running security meetup in Portland (10 years!). It's an open, self driven event for people interested in computer security. Whether you're a novice or career professional, all are welcome. It's always a good time to learn about security!

We spend this dedicated time each week researching and exploring topics of software and hardware security as well as working on personal and group projects. Occasionally we have presentations on our findings. Bring a willingness to learn, a curiosity about security, and/or a specific area of interest to share with others.

This group meets in the PDX Hackerspace mainspace which has comfy seating, deluxe wifi (thanks Kyle!), Club Mate soda in the snack shack, and hackable LED displays to play around with.

p.s. This event is open to everyone! No ^H membership is required to attend. All are welcome. That means you!

Wednesday April 3, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm
CTRL-H Hackerspace 7608 N Interstate Ave. Portland, Oregon 97217
 
Thursday, April 4
 

8:00am

AC Hotel - Free coworking and coffee
The AC Hotel would like to provide free coworking space in our lounge daily with complimentary coffee until 2pm to those that mention they are from Techstars Startup Week.
 
We are excited to be part of it!

AC Hotel Portland Downtown effortlessly reflects its sophisticated yet refreshingly small-town surroundings. Earth tones and mixed woods paired with stunning floor to ceiling windows bring the outdoors inside. The stylish comfort of our interior takes you into a relaxed atmosphere, with local craft beers adding a tasteful twist. If it’s a challenge you’re looking for, head down to our state-of-the-art gym. Afterward, the hotel is perfectly located to explore local nightlife, including Portland’s famous food trucks. Whatever you choose to do, AC Portland Downtown will give you with the essential hotel experience.

Thursday April 4, 2019 8:00am - 2:00pm
AC Hotel Portland Downtown 888 SW Third Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204

8:00am

WeWork Custom House - Free coworking
Located in what was once an industrial warehouse district, WeWork Custom House is the ideal office space to be part of The Pearl District, one of Portland’s most creative communities. Sitting on three floors of a stately building, this shared coworking space is home to a large number of nonprofit groups, freelancers, graphic designers, and other businesses. Tasty team lunches and client dinners are all just a stone’s throw away with some of the city’s most popular eateries like Imperial and Lechon a few minutes away. There’s also a ton of local breweries nearby that are perfect for sampling the region’s best beer. For work inspiration take a page out of a book—literally—and visit Powell’s Books, the world’s largest independent bookstore, which is just down the street. Getting to and from the office is made easy with onsite bike storage, nearby parking, and access to the MAX Green and Yellow line station at Northwest 6th Ave and Davis St. Get your business’s creative juices flowing and make your next move to WeWork Custom House.

Thursday April 4, 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm
WeWork Custom House 222 NW 8th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209,

8:00am

WeWork Pioneer Place - Free coworking
Looking for Portland office space downtown? WeWork Pioneer Place crowns the eponymous upscale urban shopping center, occupying the top floor of the building and featuring an atrium that ushers in natural light. Sitting at a city hub for public transportation, and connected via skywalks and tunnels to four blocks of retail, dining, and parking, this location is all about convenience. Enjoy a coworking space where you can easily stroll to tasty lunches, funky happy hours, gardens, parks, and event venues. When you join us at WeWork Pioneer Place, your company truly moves on up.

Thursday April 4, 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm
WeWork Pioneer Place 700 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

8:00am

WeWork Power + Light - Free coworking
Located in the heart of Downtown Portland, our Power + Light Building office space lets you blend the line between work and play like never before. Ideal for teams of all sizes, enjoy three floors of beautiful private offices, collaborative workspaces, and modern conference rooms—plus a pet-friendly policy, onsite showers, and an inviting outdoor space that truly set the space apart. This central location is also ideal for commuters, with convenient access to onsite bike storage, parking, and a variety of bus lines all nearby.

Thursday April 4, 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm
WeWork Power + Light 920 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

8:00am

Remote.ly - Free coworking
Remote.ly is a commitment-free workspace featuring guaranteed seating/outlets, free in-house barista, and stunning downtown views - for just $20/day ($15 for students). Think of it as a cross between a coffee shop and a coworking office.

NOTE: The day pass is limited to first time customers for one free day of coworking. Once the free pass has been used, the $20 daily rate (or $15 for students) applies. But if you mention the code "BESTtechFEST" you can secure a 25% discount off the normal day rate.


Thursday April 4, 2019 8:00am - 10:00pm
Remote.ly 3303 N Missippi Ave, Suite #500, Portland, Oregon 97227

9:00am

Prevent Burnout & Thrive in Uncertainty
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/prevent-burnout-thrive-in-uncertainty-tickets-59400574718

Burnout, anxiety, and depression are an ever-present risk for entrepreneurs. How can we learn to care for ourselves and prevent problems before it's too late? What do we do when the common advice of getting enough sleep and exercise doesn't seem to be enough?
In this workshop we will:

1) Learn about the neuroscience behind burnout and well-being
2) Get a simple framework for understanding our own needs and managing uncertainty
3) Identify key tactics we can apply immediately to our current situation

This is an interactive, and introvert-friendly, workshop that will include time for learning, hands-on exercises, and meaningful conversation. If you are a founder, entrepreneur, freelancer, small business owner, or just want a new perspective on how to manage stress and uncertainty more effectively, this workshop is for you!

Thursday April 4, 2019 9:00am - 10:45am
CENTRL Office Eastside 329 NE Couch St, Portland, OR

9:00am

Urban Office - Free coworking
On the southern edge of downtown Portland, Oregon, Urban Office coworking, office, and event space is perfectly nested along Macadam Avenue between the South Waterfront, John's Landing, and the Willamette River Greenway (yup, you'll see trees outside your window). With easy access to downtown, I-5, Lake Oswego, and other southwest Portland ‘burbs, you can easily get wherever you’re going by car, bike or transit. Did we mention the free on-site parking?

Urban Office located at 4949 SW Macadam Ave on the 2nd floor. (Not familiar with soon-to-be South Portland? You probably know our most famous neighbor, Elephant's on Corbett. We're just 2 blocks north!)

There is visitor parking (bike & car) under the overhang of the building, and free street parking on all the neighborhood streets to our west. We recommend Corbett as a reliable place to find spots. (Please don't park in the MSN spots, as those are our downstairs neighbor's.) The 35/36 Trimet bus stop is also immediately in front of the building, and the South Waterfront Greenway is an excellent way to get here as well.

Come anytime 9-5 and we'll be happy to greet you at the front desk and show you all the coworking tables and common areas so you can try out your favorites!

Thursday April 4, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Urban Office 4949 SW Macadam Ave, Portland, OR 97239

9:00am

TechfestNW
Curated speakers bring their stories to the main stage; workshops bolster their messaging with intimate gatherings; parties draw you together to network and mingle; the demo floor boasts the coolest new gadgets; and PitchfestNW showcases the best and brightest startups from all over the world.

Thursday April 4, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
PSU Viking Pavilion 930 SW Hall Street, Portland, OR 97207

9:00am

CENTRL Office Downtown - Free coworking
https://centrloffice.com/free-coworking

During Portland Startup Week, CENTRL Office Downtown will be offering free coworking to all participants. Feel free to pop in for an hour between events or spend the whole day with us! When you arrive, check in with us at the front desk and we will get you set up with the wifi password. We are located at 1155 SW Morrison Street, Portland, OR 97205. Right next door to Blue Star Donuts!

Thursday April 4, 2019 9:00am - 6:00pm
CENTRL Office Downtown 1155 SW Morrison St Portland, or 97205

10:30am

One-on-One Community Tech Appointment


Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

Thursday April 4, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Free Geek 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214

11:00am

Startup Skills Clinic: Create an onboarding plan now
Register for the Skills Clinic and drop in anytime between 11am-12:30pm. We'll support you by helping you develop your very own plan for a specific new hire's onboarding process. You might get lucky and get a 1:1 session, but you may also share time with another person. It's all good, there's enough onboarding to go around! Come hammer out that onboarding plan and check something off your list.

RSVP https://onboardingnow.splashthat.com/

Thursday April 4, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
CENTRL Office Eastside 329 NE Couch St, Portland, OR

12:00pm

Intro to JavaScript: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy


We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to JavaScript. JavaScript is universally recognized as a foundational language. It is present in every platform imaginable: like browsers, mobile, and desktop applications.

This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

Please Note:
---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

Thursday April 4, 2019 12:00pm - 3:00pm
The Tech Academy 310 SW 4th Ave Suite 230, Portland, OR 97204

2:00pm

Startup Skills Clinic: Hash out a tough situation
https://startupskillsclinic.splashthat.com/

Register for the Skills Clinic and drop in anytime between 2-3:30pm. We'll help you work through one particular workplace issue you're facing - either by helping you create an action plan or find the right resources. You might get lucky and get a 1:1 session, but you may also share time with another person. It's all good, there's enough action planning to go around! Come figure hard stuff out and check something off your list.



Thursday April 4, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
CENTRL Office Eastside 329 NE Couch St, Portland, OR

3:30pm

Fundraising For Startups - Getting Equitable Access To Capital
Join us for this power hour workshop focused on helping historically underserved founders get access to startup capital.


ABOUT THE EVENT
Are you a startup founder who wants to learn more about getting access to capital to grow your business? Or have you already gone through a painful process raising capital and want to do it with more confidence, competence, and control the next time around?
If that sounds like you, you’re going to love this one hour workshop!
Legacy fundraising relies on access and entitlement, rather than skills to win. So what does that mean for those of us who have been excluded from those networks? How do founders with diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, genders and identities gain access to capital?

In this one-hour workshop, you’ll discover:
  • The #1 barrier for founders to get equitable access to capital (and it’s probably not what you think!)
  • The “normal” raise process vs the effective raise process
  • The top 3 things you can start doing *immediately* to build confidence, competence, and capability for your raise
The Equity Capital Collective™ (EqCo - pronounced "echo") offers consulting and training for early and growth-stage startup founders. Our mission is to enable and empower entrepreneurs who have been excluded from access to capital, networks, and resources, such as women, people of color, and LGBTQIA communities.

Our founder community learns a unique tactical and strategic fundraising methodology that develops critical skills and insights and addressing the fundamental internal barriers associated with an unequal experience of entitlement.

Founders gain confidence, competence, and capability as they lead their raise, break open critical influence networks and deliver innovative ventures that embrace a broader community of stakeholders in both investment and returns.

Together, we’re insisting on a more equitable landscape of opportunity and access for a greater diversity of founders.

Drinks and snacks will be provided.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
All founders and future founders who are considering raising capital for their startup.

PRICING
This event is free of charge.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Sara Batterby has spent 20+ years launching and building companies in high growth emerging markets. Sara Batterby founded, funded and built Hifi Farms, one of Oregon's most progressive and visible cannabis brands. Prior to that she spent 20 years building and funding startups in the Bay Area. She has deep expertise on both the founder and investor side of early stage capital having developed portfolio and risk management strategies for seed stage investors and funds. She currently leads The Equity Capital Collective which advises founders and funds on raising money and expands access to capital for women, people of color and LGBTQ founders.

Examples of client achievements after working with Sara:
  • An Oregon biotech company raised $4M in Series A funding - oversubscribed by $1M after 90 days
  • A California cannabis retail company raised 2.2M in seed funding - oversubscribed by $6M
  • An Oregon food and beverage company raised $430k in seed funding - oversubscribed in four months

ABOUT THE EQUITY CAPITAL COLLECTIVE (EqCo)
The Equity Capital Collective™ (EqCo) offers consulting and training for early and growth-stage startup founders. Our mission is to enable and empower entrepreneurs who have been traditionally excluded from access to capital, resources, and networks, such as women, people of color, and LGBTQIA founders.

Through our high-value training and workshops, founders gain confidence, competence, and capability as they lead their raise, break open critical influence networks and deliver innovative ventures that embrace a broader community of stakeholders in both investment and returns.

SCHEDULE
  • 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm    Grab a drink + snack, get settled, and make a friend or two
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Access to Capital Workshop (includes Q+A)
  • 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Make a few more friends and move on to the next Portland Startup Week event

ACCESSIBILITY
This event is in an ADA compliant building with the workshop on the ground floor. Gender neutral restrooms are available.

LEARN MORE
The The Equity Capital Collective™ offers consulting and training for early and growth-stage startup founders.

To learn more about The Equity Capital Collective™, please visit our website at https://equitycapitalcollective.com

Thursday April 4, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Nike Valiant Labs 2350 Northwest York Street, Portland, OR 97210

5:15pm

Understanding the Financial Side of your Business
Do you know what financial controls means for business? It can include things like:

· Separation and definition of duties
· Inventory and licensing Controls
· Balancing money coming and going across all bank accounts
· Comparing invoices to payments

If you want to understand and learn how they apply to your business, this is the event for you. Percipio Consulting Group is offering an opportunity for you to interact 1 on 1 with its expert consultants on these topics. They will respond to your individual questions and provide best practices that can help you continue succeeding in your business.

 RSVP: https://startup-week-business-finances.eventbrite.com 

Thursday April 4, 2019 5:15pm - 6:30pm
CENTRL Office Eastside 329 NE Couch St, Portland, OR

5:30pm

TF Blockchain Portland - Chapter Launch & Panel


TF Blockchain is bringing our Premier Blockchain Events to Portland with the launch of our Portland Chapter. TF Blockchain hosts quarterly conferences and monthly collaboration events where we invite top blockchain innovators to share their insights and engage with the attendees. http://bit.ly/TFBlock-TF2-video

We would love to invite you to attend our inaugural event on April 4, 2019 at Cloudability.

NOTE: Location change. This will be held at Cloudability.



Thursday April 4, 2019 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Cloudability 334 Northwest 11th Avenue Portland, OR 97209

6:00pm

PDX Women In Technology (PDXWIT) Diversity Dinner
APPLY TO ATTEND
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-technology-pdxwit-diversity-dinner-apply-to-attend-tickets-56661130968

Join us for a small, informal yet focused dinner where we can share our experiences with diversity in the workplace. The intimate and safe setting will allow us to discuss tactics, strategies and support to resolve the issues that arise. This event will be led by Emma Holland, Marcus Carter, and Heather Knight. This is an incubator opportunity which could result in future programming.

Our goal is to ensure this event results in a well-represented, honest and impactful conversation about diversity in our industry, so we are asking folks to apply to attend this event by completing this form. Applications are due by March 20th and the 10 invitees will be notified by March 27th.

Agenda:
6:00 p.m. - Arrive and get food
6:15 p.m. - Discussion begins
8:00 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ
Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?
A: Yes
Q: Is the space ADA accessible?
A: Yes
Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?
A: Yes
Q: What is the parking situation?
A: No onsite parking. We are one block from the Smart Park on NW 1st and NW Davis and there is street parking available
Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?
A: Front door is on NW 1st Ave.
Q: Is there secured bike parking?
A: We do not have secured bike parking.
Q: Should I consider using public transportation?
A: Yes. If possible. The Red/Blue MAX line stops at Skidmore Fountain and the office is located about 50 feet from that stop.
Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

Purpose:
PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.
Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

Thursday April 4, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Airbnb 34 Northwest 1st Avenue, Portland, OR 97209

6:00pm

ProductTank Portland


We'll have two 20-minute talks, each followed by 10 minutes of Q&A. We'll have plenty of time at the start and end of the meetup for tasty beverages and networking.

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Using Wireframes to Communicate Product Vision
Amy King, Software Product Manager at Digimarc
Over the past year, I learned how designing, creating, and sharing wireframes greatly facilitate communication both for the overall product vision that impacts multiple teams, and prepping smaller product features for engineers. For product managers that did not have a graphics background like me, "design" is an intimidating skill to tackle, but one that is valuable when working with engineers, designers, and marketing teams. In this presentation, I will share:

1) How I got started
2) A couple examples of how I used wireframes to align multiple teams to work towards the same product vision
3) Recommendations and pros/cons of different wireframing software to help people get started

Amy King is a software product manager. she likes learning about different industries and how people use technology in their jobs, then figure out how her team can build software to help people be more efficient with their work
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Supercharging User Engagement by Supporting Autonomy: Practical Motivation Science for Product Managers
Jahed Momand, Head of Product Management at Conversa Health
The talk of the town in theories of behavior change in technology center on centuries old behaviorism, such as BJ Fogg's Behavior Model or Nir Eyal's Hook Model.

But, what if you're trying to precipitate a user behavior that's complex? That happens over long time domains? That isn't immediately rewardable?

How do you support users in finding the motivation to interact with your product, when push notifications just won't do the trick?

I'll talk about how we applied the science of motivation, Edward Deci's self-determination theory, to product design at Conversa Health, for outsized gains in patient engagement, retention, and NPS.
Jahed heads up the product team at Conversa Health, an automated care management chatbot for health systems, leading them to successful A and B rounds of funding during his tenure.
Before, he led the product growth team at Zoomcare, where he increased revenue and visits 240% over 18 rapid fire months, leading up to their acquisition by Peace Health.
Before that he worked with Dan Ariely of Predictably Irrational fame on applying behavioral economics to projects within Google, and worked in the adtech industry applying behavioral science to ad units (he's not proud of this work).

Way before then, he played poker professionally for a few years after grad school, where he completed an MS in Physics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Thursday April 4, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Jama Software 135 SW Taylor St #200, Portland, OR 97204

6:30pm

AlgoBytes: Algorithms for Hackers!


PASCAL Hackerspace is happy to announce a new bimonthly workshop! One of the core goals of our organization is to provide educational opportunities to people in the information security and technical communities of Portland, and with AlgoBytes we get to do exactly that!

AlgoBytes is an informal workshop series to learn a bit more about the formal foundations of the field of computer science and about core data structures/algorithms frequently used for interviews, whether you've never explored them before or need a refresher.

Each 90 minute session we will focus on a different topic, although we may repeat them if there are requests to revisit material. Currently there will be 20-30 minutes of presentation, a walk through of a problem, followed by breaking into small groups to practice. Attending sequential events is probably helpful if the material is new to you, but not required.

First Session's Theme: Analysis Foundations
What is an algorithm, besides a scary word?
I'm a practical person, why do I care?
What is a data structure?
What is complexity analysis?
What is Big O? Big Theta? Big Omega?
How do I apply them?

Please bring your preferred note-taking device(s) and preferred scratch paper.

A laptop with your editor & language of choice may be handy for trying out your solutions- especially important if you are prepping for technical interviews, but is not at all required.

The PASCAL board is excited to be hosting this event alongside a very accomplished and brilliant woman in security-

Allison Marie Naaktgeboren is a Senior Software Engineer. She has previously written (and regretted) code at Mozilla, Amazon, Cisco, FactSet Research Systems, and the Biorobotics Laboratory in Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute. Allison holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Allison is a mentor in the PDXWiT mentorship program, supports the Women Who Code Portland Algorithms track, and mentors high school students in robotics and programming (Go Rebel @lliance!) She is a member of PASCAL & the OWASP Portland chapter.

Thursday April 4, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm
PASCAL Hackerspace 226 SE Madison St, Portland, OR, 97214, us

7:00pm

CTRL-H Open House


Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer.

We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

Thursday April 4, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
CTRL-H Hackerspace 7608 N Interstate Ave. Portland, Oregon 97217
 
Friday, April 5
 

8:00am

Startup & Innovation Networking Conference (SINC)
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-innovation-networking-conference-sinc-tickets-58030240010

You’re invited to participate in the Startup & Innovation Networking Conference (SINC) held in conjunction with TFNW. Presented by Prosper Portland and Central Eastside Industrial Council, the program will include a hearty breakfast. This program is targeting innovators, makers and startups from all industries. The unique program format has been highly effective at helping participants become more knowledgeable and at making startup businesses successful. Expect to:

- Develop 25-30 new connections with other startups
- Generate new innovative ideas
- Create new strategic partnerships
- Obtain business development guidance
- Establish new customers or suppliers
- Improve your product pitch
- Develop a broader understanding of worldwide startups
- Learn about resources to help your business grow

Program Format 
Our format is the driver of our program’s continued success. Attendees are separated into tables seating eight people for a 20-minute period. Each participant briefly introduces their company and product, followed by a facilitated discussion focused on products, innovation processes, business intelligence, strategy and what they are hoping to get out of TNFW and SINC programs. At the conclusion of the 20-minutes, each participant is assigned to a new table with new people. This process continues a total of four times throughout the program.

Who should Participate?
For businesses with a product they intend to sell/scale to a national or international market · New and existing startups · Makers and innovators · Product developers · Startups seeking partners · Manufacturers seeking customers · Businesses seeking suppliers · venture capitalists · People looking for new products or seeking new ideas · incubator, maker and startup facility operators

Friday April 5, 2019 8:00am - 10:30am
Radisson RED Portland Downtown 1455 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201

8:00am

AC Hotel - Free coworking and coffee
The AC Hotel would like to provide free coworking space in our lounge daily with complimentary coffee until 2pm to those that mention they are from Techstars Startup Week.
 
We are excited to be part of it!

AC Hotel Portland Downtown effortlessly reflects its sophisticated yet refreshingly small-town surroundings. Earth tones and mixed woods paired with stunning floor to ceiling windows bring the outdoors inside. The stylish comfort of our interior takes you into a relaxed atmosphere, with local craft beers adding a tasteful twist. If it’s a challenge you’re looking for, head down to our state-of-the-art gym. Afterward, the hotel is perfectly located to explore local nightlife, including Portland’s famous food trucks. Whatever you choose to do, AC Portland Downtown will give you with the essential hotel experience.

Friday April 5, 2019 8:00am - 2:00pm
AC Hotel Portland Downtown 888 SW Third Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204

8:00am

WeWork Custom House - Free coworking
Located in what was once an industrial warehouse district, WeWork Custom House is the ideal office space to be part of The Pearl District, one of Portland’s most creative communities. Sitting on three floors of a stately building, this shared coworking space is home to a large number of nonprofit groups, freelancers, graphic designers, and other businesses. Tasty team lunches and client dinners are all just a stone’s throw away with some of the city’s most popular eateries like Imperial and Lechon a few minutes away. There’s also a ton of local breweries nearby that are perfect for sampling the region’s best beer. For work inspiration take a page out of a book—literally—and visit Powell’s Books, the world’s largest independent bookstore, which is just down the street. Getting to and from the office is made easy with onsite bike storage, nearby parking, and access to the MAX Green and Yellow line station at Northwest 6th Ave and Davis St. Get your business’s creative juices flowing and make your next move to WeWork Custom House.

Friday April 5, 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm
WeWork Custom House 222 NW 8th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209,

8:00am

WeWork Pioneer Place - Free coworking
Looking for Portland office space downtown? WeWork Pioneer Place crowns the eponymous upscale urban shopping center, occupying the top floor of the building and featuring an atrium that ushers in natural light. Sitting at a city hub for public transportation, and connected via skywalks and tunnels to four blocks of retail, dining, and parking, this location is all about convenience. Enjoy a coworking space where you can easily stroll to tasty lunches, funky happy hours, gardens, parks, and event venues. When you join us at WeWork Pioneer Place, your company truly moves on up.

Friday April 5, 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm
WeWork Pioneer Place 700 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

8:00am

WeWork Power + Light - Free coworking
Located in the heart of Downtown Portland, our Power + Light Building office space lets you blend the line between work and play like never before. Ideal for teams of all sizes, enjoy three floors of beautiful private offices, collaborative workspaces, and modern conference rooms—plus a pet-friendly policy, onsite showers, and an inviting outdoor space that truly set the space apart. This central location is also ideal for commuters, with convenient access to onsite bike storage, parking, and a variety of bus lines all nearby.

Friday April 5, 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm
WeWork Power + Light 920 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

8:00am

Remote.ly - Free coworking
Remote.ly is a commitment-free workspace featuring guaranteed seating/outlets, free in-house barista, and stunning downtown views - for just $20/day ($15 for students). Think of it as a cross between a coffee shop and a coworking office.

NOTE: The day pass is limited to first time customers for one free day of coworking. Once the free pass has been used, the $20 daily rate (or $15 for students) applies. But if you mention the code "BESTtechFEST" you can secure a 25% discount off the normal day rate.


Friday April 5, 2019 8:00am - 10:00pm
Remote.ly 3303 N Missippi Ave, Suite #500, Portland, Oregon 97227

9:00am

Urban Office - Free coworking
On the southern edge of downtown Portland, Oregon, Urban Office coworking, office, and event space is perfectly nested along Macadam Avenue between the South Waterfront, John's Landing, and the Willamette River Greenway (yup, you'll see trees outside your window). With easy access to downtown, I-5, Lake Oswego, and other southwest Portland ‘burbs, you can easily get wherever you’re going by car, bike or transit. Did we mention the free on-site parking?

Urban Office located at 4949 SW Macadam Ave on the 2nd floor. (Not familiar with soon-to-be South Portland? You probably know our most famous neighbor, Elephant's on Corbett. We're just 2 blocks north!)

There is visitor parking (bike & car) under the overhang of the building, and free street parking on all the neighborhood streets to our west. We recommend Corbett as a reliable place to find spots. (Please don't park in the MSN spots, as those are our downstairs neighbor's.) The 35/36 Trimet bus stop is also immediately in front of the building, and the South Waterfront Greenway is an excellent way to get here as well.

Come anytime 9-5 and we'll be happy to greet you at the front desk and show you all the coworking tables and common areas so you can try out your favorites!

Friday April 5, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Urban Office 4949 SW Macadam Ave, Portland, OR 97239

9:00am

TechfestNW
Curated speakers bring their stories to the main stage; workshops bolster their messaging with intimate gatherings; parties draw you together to network and mingle; the demo floor boasts the coolest new gadgets; and PitchfestNW showcases the best and brightest startups from all over the world.

Friday April 5, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
PSU Viking Pavilion 930 SW Hall Street, Portland, OR 97207

9:00am

CENTRL Office Downtown - Free coworking
https://centrloffice.com/free-coworking

During Portland Startup Week, CENTRL Office Downtown will be offering free coworking to all participants. Feel free to pop in for an hour between events or spend the whole day with us! When you arrive, check in with us at the front desk and we will get you set up with the wifi password. We are located at 1155 SW Morrison Street, Portland, OR 97205. Right next door to Blue Star Donuts!

Friday April 5, 2019 9:00am - 6:00pm
CENTRL Office Downtown 1155 SW Morrison St Portland, or 97205

9:30am

Intro to Python: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy


We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

The Tech Academy is offering a free course providing an introduction to Python. Python is a popular programming language for general-purpose programming. It is particularly easy to learn for those new to coding.

This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of this popular computer language - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

Please Note:
---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

Friday April 5, 2019 9:30am - 12:15pm
The Tech Academy 310 SW 4th Ave Suite 230, Portland, OR 97204

11:00am

Capital Coaching & Connections Office Hours
During Portland’s Startup Week, Ascent Funding is offering complimentary advising sessions with our “capital coaches,”financial experts who can answer questions and help you prioritize and plan the next steps for your business. These complimentary 40-50 minute sessions might include:

· Planning your capital needs
· Assess your current ability to secure a bank loan
· Introductions to other community lenders or business assistance providers.

Ascent Funding is a mission-driven organization working to strengthen small businesses in our community. Our goal is to help your business grow through thoughtful planning and by connecting you to effective resources in the community.

To Register:
Friday, April 5: 11am-2pm: Sign up here

Friday April 5, 2019 11:00am - 2:00pm
Hatch 2420 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, Oregon

12:00pm

AgilePDX User Group
https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/259994527/

Please RSVP on our Meetup page to reserve your spot:https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/259994527/
If you are unable to attend, please update your RSVP to open your seat for another attendee.


Frameworks such as Scrum are lightweight, simple to understand, and difficult to master by design. The Manifesto for Agile Software Development consists of a handful of value statements along with twelve easy to comprehend principles and yet, it sometimes seems as if we as individuals and teams may never "get there." How do we as individuals and teams continue to grow, evolve, and embrace Agile values? What successful strategies have you employed? What behaviors are beneficial? Are there metrics or other ways of measuring progress toward these ideals?


Join in the discussion and offer your experience, musings, or ideas.


Everyone is invited. You are always welcome within our community of practice. Please join us at Ringlers Pub for great food, great conversation, and good beer.


Note: Cancellations will be posted on MeetUp and Calagator at least 3 hours before event time. We will not have the event in ice, or snowy conditions.



Friday April 5, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
McMenamins Ringlers Pub 1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

4:00pm

Built Accelerator: Q&A
PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION CHANGE: We will be at Tilt Eastside.

Built Oregon is currently accepting applications for the Built Accelerator, a nonprofit startup accelerator focused on accelerating consumer product companies. If you have any questions about the accelerator, feel free to join Built and your peers to get those questions answered.

Following the question and answer session, we'll plan to have a casual happy hour in the neighborhood.

Need more info? http://www.builtoregon.com/accelerator/

Friday April 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Tilt - Eastside 22 NE 2nd Ave. Suite 100, PORTLAND, OR 97232

6:00pm

Commodore Computer Club
The Commodore Computer Club meetings are open to anyone with an interest in Commodore technology. (Commodore 64, Amiga computers, etc.) Enthusiasts of other retro computers are also invited. Attendees come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and all are welcome.

Come to learn, come to share. It’s all for the love of anything Commodore.


Friday April 5, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
 
Saturday, April 6
 

11:00am

PyLadies Code & Learn
https://www.meetup.com/PyLadies-PDX/

We are a social/professional group for women who are Python programmers at every experience level, in the Portland, OR area. Developers and aspiring developers, please! Find us on Twitter @PyLadies_PDX. We have guides and other set-up materials on Github (https://github.com/pyladiespdx) as well.

Saturday April 6, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
TBD

1:00pm

Simple 3D Modeling in Blender


Blender is a free, open source 3D creation suite. This class is an introduction to Blender. Learn how to navigate within Blender, create and edit simple 3D models, and add basic lighting to your art. Take this class as many times as you'd like. Bring a project—there will be plenty of time to work on it!

Saturday April 6, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Free Geek 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214

3:30pm

Anatomy of a Computer


This workshop is an introduction to computer hardware. Students will identify basic components of a desktop and laptop computer, learn what role each part plays, and identify where those parts go inside the computer. Students learn what makes a computer “a computer” and a basic framework for computer safety and troubleshooting.

No prior knowledge is necessary.

Saturday April 6, 2019 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Free Geek 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214

3:30pm

Command Line Basics


The command line is a tool for typing computer commands, instead of clicking menus or buttons.

Learning the command line is a great way to get familiar with core concepts of programming. Students will learn the basic parts of a command, listing, linking, tab completion, file system structure, and more, for the Linux command line.

Saturday April 6, 2019 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Free Geek 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214
 
Sunday, April 7
 

12:00pm

Weekend coffee for startup people
https://www.meetup.com/StartupBlink-in-Portland/events/260089452/

This event brings together a small group of local entrepreneurs over a cup of coffee, in a relaxing and informal atmosphere. It's your chance to make new connections, share advice, and brainstorm new ideas with the people that are trying to build a new project or start a freelancing career.

This event is self-organized for the local startup community. If you arrive first at the cafe, just pick a table and post in the group comments below where you are sitting and how to identify you (e.g. shirt color).

Are you interested in leading this event on a weekly basis? Send us a quick email to meetup@startupblink.com to get more details.

Enjoy your coffee with new friends!

Sunday April 7, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Starbucks 555 SW Oak St, Portland, OR