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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
 
Monday, April 1
 

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

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
 
Tuesday, April 2
 

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

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
 
Wednesday, April 3
 

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

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

6:30pm

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
 
Thursday, April 4
 

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

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

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
 
Friday, April 5
 

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
 
Saturday, April 6
 

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