Portland Tech Event Meltdown! Tons of Tech Events from 4/30/10-06/01/10

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Innotech the Region’s Premier Business & Technology Conference will be at the Oregon Convention Center on Thursday, May 6, 2010.
It’s going to be an awesome event, and you don’t want to miss it. Especially if you can get a free ticket! I gave 5 of them away on Twitter, and I’m going to give away 7 of  them here.

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Portland Tech Events from 4/30/10-05/01/10

The Portland tech community has a lot of tech events. It gets pretty hard to get track of them all. Maybe this list will help. There’s a ton happening this in May and June, which means there plenty of opportunities to connect with great people, new and familiar.

With a list like this, there’s sure to be something you’ll enjoy. If not, let me know what you’re interested in, and I’ll work on finding an event for you.

Happy networking – and let me know if I miss anything. I can always be reached in the comments below, or on Twitter at @caseorganic. And if you’re a fan of E-mail, I’m at caseorganic at gmail dot com.

Bring On the Events!

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Go Portland Tech

Friday, April 30, 2010 from 6–8:30pm

About
107 SE Washington St., Suite 520
Portland Oregon 97214

Website
http://goportlandtech.com
Description
Go Portland Tech is a chance for everyone involved in Portland technology to come try their hand at Go, a game that is loved by geeks the world over.
Go is both thousands of years old, simple to learn, and poses interesting computer science problems (a computer player has yet to beat the best humans, and amateurs can still beat the bots too).
Regular Portland Go club meetups are held on Tuesdays and Saturdays (see: OregonGo.org) but this is a chance for tech folks that are seasoned players or absolute beginners to get together and share a game.
No experience is necessary to attend, and there will be drinks and snacks.
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Unofficial CivicApps Meetup

Saturday, May 1, 2010 from 10am–3pm

NedSpace Old Town
117 NW 5th Ave. Suite 210
Portland OR 97209

Description
The official CiviCode Day is postponed for a bit, but why not meet up and talk about what you’re doing with local data sets anyhow? We’ll do some informal show & tell for anyone with a project already started, then people can team up to explore the data or work on app ideas.
What’s CivicApps?

CivicApps is a Portland-area regional open data initiative, aimed at making civic data open to the public for analysis and software development. There will also a contest for applications developed ing this data. You can find out more and browse the available data sets at http://www.civicapps.org/.

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Open Source Bridge Work Sprint

Saturday, May 1, 2010 from 11am–4pm

Market Street Pub
1526 S.W. 10th
Portland OR 97201

Website
http://opensourcebridge.org

Description
Come help with volunteer tasks for Open Source Bridge, likely including technical work, outreach activities, and …?
This week:
Please join Saturday, May 1, 2010 beginning at 11:00 am for a Volunteer Work Sprint.
Stuff we’ll work on:

  • Planning for contacting attendees and speakers
  • Planning around an art display and reception at City Hall
  • Writing blog posts to get the word out about our awesome talk lineup!
  • Strategizing around sponsorships
  • Work on documenting requirements for enhancements to Open Conference Ware around email contact management of speakers

Please join!

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North Portland Coders’ Night

Monday, May 3, 2010 from 6:30–10pm

Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room
1700 N Killingsworth St
Portland OR 97217

Website
http://nopoconi.tumblr.com/
Description
Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.
The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

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Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 from 7–9pm

Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room
222 SW Columbia St
Portland OR 97201

Website
http://pdxruby.org/

Description
GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a er group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discsions about Ruby and its es.
VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

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eMarketing Summit @ InnoTech

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 9am throughThursday, May 6, 2010 at 4:30pm

Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland OR 97232

Website
http://www.emarketingsummit.com

Description
The eMarketing Summit is the region’s most comprehensive internet marketing event. It is back with even more innovative strategies for your biness. This year’s eMarketing Summit foces on maximizing the internet marketing strategies you already have in place while demonstrating the latest tools and techniques being ed successfully by the region’s top companies.
Christi Day, Online Spokesperson & Emerging Media Specialist, Southwest Airlines is the featured AMA-Portland Chapter luncheon speaker.
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WikiWednesday – The Power of Naming in wikis and Wagn

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 from 5:30–8pm

About
107 SE Washington St., Suite 520
Portland Oregon 97214

Website
http://pdx.wiki.org
Description
The name you come up with for a wiki page has always been a critical part of wikis’ power in creating meaning.[1] We’ll be reviewing the history and background of WikiNames in general, and the further space for meaning-creation opened up by Wagn’s pl cards.
Wagn is a free/open source Ruby on Rails structured wiki, which Ward Cunningham called, “One of the freshest contributions to wiki since I coined the term”.
Come at 5:30 for drinks/snacks and the discsion will start at 6:15.

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

InnoTech Oregon Technology Conference & Expo

Thursday, May 6, 2010 from 8am–4:30pm

Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland OR 97232

Website
http://www.innotechoregon.com
Description
InnoTech is the region’s largest biness to biness technology conference and expo happening May 6. Over 1500 biness and technology professionals will attend this year. Special events include the NW CIO Summit, NW ISSA Security Symposium, Microsoft Technology Symposium, eMarketing Summit, Mobile Track and much more.

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Oregon Technology Awards

Thursday, May 6, 2010 from 5:30–8:30pm

Portland Art Meum: Kridel Grand Ballroom
1119 SW Park Ave
Portland Oregon 97205
United States

Website
http://www.oregontechawards.com/
Description
TECHAMERICA OREGON TECHNOLOGY AWARDS PROGRAM
Thursday, May 6, 2010 ?5:30 pm

– 9:00 pm

Portland Art Meum, Kridel Grand Ballroom ?1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, Oregon 97205
THE AWARDS PROGRAM ?This premier event celebrates excellence and achievement in the region’s technology indtry and honors one outstanding Technology Executive of the Year. In addition, five individual indtry segment and product awards will be presented during the evening, recognizing recipients for their accomplishments, leadership and commitment to the community and indtry. The Technology Executive of the Year will be announced in early February, 2010. Three finalists in the individual award categories will be announced prior to the event.
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SoMe – Your Social Media Awards

Thursday May 6, 2010 from 7:00pm

– 10:00pm

Multnomah Athletic Club
1849 Salmon St
Portland, Oregon Get Directions

Honoring the best social media projects, programs and campaigns in the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington and Idaho) Thursday, May 6, 7pm

– 10pm

at the Multnomah Athletic Club (MAC)
After a wildly successful inaugural event in 2009, the 2nd annual SoMe Awards are ramping up for a repeat performance! Last year, Social Media Club Portland, SEMpdx, the Software Association of Oregon and Innotech presented one of the nation’s first social media awards programs to a capacity crowd of 200+ marketing and technology leaders. These organizations – joined by the blogging mavens at TMMpdx.com – are planning an expanded event this year. The SoME Awards moves to a larger ballroom at Portland’s famed Multnomah Athletic club, with libations for every ticket-holder, red-carpet interviews with winners, live streaming and more.
Ticket Info: $20

Buy Tickets

Website: http://www.someawards.com

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PDX Weekly Hackathon

Thursday, May 6, 2010 from 6:30–10pm

Lucky Labrador Brew Pub
915 SE Hawthorne Boulevard
Portland Oregon 97214

Website
http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-weekly-hackathon
Description
Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.
All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants’ projects, get advice, have fun, etc.
You’re encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.
Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.
Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you’re welcomed to play.
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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Calagator Code Sprint

Saturday, May 8, 2010 from 10am–4pm

NedSpace Old Town
117 NW 5th Ave. Suite 210
Portland OR 97209

Website
http://calagator.org
Description
Come help make Calagator better! Everyone is welcome to attend and help, whether you’re a programmer, designer, documentation writer, or even an enthiastic er.

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Portland Functional Programming Study Group (pdxfunc)

Monday, May 10, 2010 from 7–9pm

TBD Portland
placeholder for TBD locations
Portland Oregon

Website
http://pdxfunc.org/
Description
ABOUT: Join programmers, researchers and enthiasts to discs functional programming. pdxfunc is a study/er group exploring the world of functional programming based in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers interested in all functional languages, including Haskell, Erlang, OCaml, Scala, and others. The group meets regularly and provides presentations, demos and discsions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. The meetings are ually on the second Monday of the month.
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DorkbotPDX Meeting

Monday, May 10, 2010 from 7–11pm

Backspace
115 NW 5th Ave
Portland OR 97209

Website
http://dorkbotpdx.org
Description
Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or jt 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 and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We’ll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Wednesday, May 12

OEN PubTalk – The Art of Bootstrapping

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 from 5:15–7pm

Backspace
115 NW 5th Ave
Portland OR 97209

Website
http://www.oen.org/events.aspx?id=146
Description
Join OEN at the May 12 PubTalk where five successful entrepreneurs will reveal to you their secrets on the art of bootstrapping. The founders of Jama Software, Paydici, Rumblefish and Reliable Remodeler will share with you how, prior to their first round of funding (if any), they ed creative solutions and drew from nontraditional resources to build their companies with limited capital. They’ll share their advice on where to cut corners and help you identify when you can’t afford to be cheap. You’ll also learn how to grow a company organically; creative ways to generate and manage cash flow, and the challenges of putting everything at risk.
This panel discsion will be moderated by Rick Turoczy, the founder and principal writer of Silicon Florist, Portland’s premier blog on technology and entrepreneurship.
Moderator: Rick Turoczy of Silicon Florist
Panelists: Eric Winquist of Jama Software, Eli Alford-Jones of Paydici, Paul Anthony of Rumblefish and Eric Doebele of Reliable Remodeler.

Please visit the OEN Website to register for this event.
OEN Members: $15.00 ?Non OEN Members: $25.00

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Portland Perl Mongers — Fennec

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 from 6:53–8:30pm

Free Geek
1731 SE 10th Avenue
Portland OR 97214

Website
http://pdx.pm.org
Description
speaker: Chad ‘Exodist’ Granum
Chad will demonstrate what he has so far, and request feedback.
From the fennec docs: Fennec – Framework upon which inter-compatible testing solutions can be built.
Fennec provides a solid base that is highly extendable. It allows for the writing of ctom nestable workflows (like RSPEC), Ctom Asserts (like Test::Exception), Ctom output handlers (Alternatives to TAP), Ctom file types, and ctom result passing (collectors). In Fennec all test files are objects. Fennec also solves the forking problem, that’s it, forking jt plain works.
This framework is what has come from a discsion around modern testing in Perl. It is an attempt to address, or make addressable the desires and needs expressed therein. It is also an attempt to make glue for all future solutions to current and future problems.
As always, the meeting will be followed by social hour at the Lucky Lab.
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Thursday, May 13, 2010

PDX Weekly Hackathon

Thursday, May 13, 2010 from 6:30–10pm

Lucky Labrador Brew Pub
915 SE Hawthorne Boulevard
Portland Oregon 97214

Website
http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-weekly-hackathon

Description
Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.
All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants’ projects, get advice, have fun, etc.
You’re encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.
Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.
Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you’re welcomed to play.
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Beer & Blog/Timbers Army TweetUp

Thursday, May 13, 2010 from 7–10pm

PGE Park
1844 SW Morrison
Portland OR 97205

Description
As successfully executed last season, a Beer-and-Blog tweetup at a Portland Timbers match. The team is moving up to MLS next season, and the crowds are immense and rowdy and fun. Meet before the match for a beer at the Bitter End Pub or Cheerful Bullpen Tavern, then buy a general admission ticket at the gate and make your way to the North End of the stadium, where the Timbers Army reigns. (A good meetup spot is in the bleachers ABOVE the Army.) Afterparty = Koi Fion/Spudnik carts at NW 20th and Burnside, then the Bitter End Pub. See you there!
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

IxDA Portland: Monthly Event

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 from 6–8pm

TBD Portland
placeholder for TBD locations
Portland Oregon

Description
Join for our monthly event!

More details to come …

IxDA Portland is the local chapter of the Interaction Design Association (http://www.ixda.org/local/ixda-portland).
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Portland Java er Group

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 from 6:30–8:30pm

Oracle (Downtown Camp)
1211 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 800, Room 8005
Portland Oregon 97204

Website
http://pjug.org/
Description
This month’s topic: TBD
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PJUG meetings start with some time to eat and socialize (pizza and beverages are provided), followed by the featured speaker, then Q&A, discsion, sometimes a drawing to give away swag. :)
Though we like knowing how many people to expect, you don’t *have* to RSVP, on Upcoming or otherwise. Go ahead and jt show up!
Many people also go for a drink and further discsion following the meeting, at a location determined ad hoc (lately, the Market Street Pub at 10th and Market:http://mcmenamins.com/index.php?loc=24 ).
http://twitter.com/pjug http://pjug.org/ (join our mailing list, linked from the Website!)

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

WebVisions 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 8:30am through Friday, May 21, 2010 at 5pm

Website
http://www.webvisionsevent.com
Description

WebVisions (http://www.webvisionsevent.com) is a nationally recognized conference that explores the future of Web design, technology, er experience and business strategy from May 19 – 21, 2010 at the Oregon Convention Center.
Attend workshops with the experts, chill out in the WebVisions lounge, and network, share ideas and be inspired by an all-star lineup of speakers.
Since 2001, WebVisions has built a loyal audience of designers, technologists and indtry leaders. I invite you to join for an event that’s seen as “the creative conference for the Web.”
Cheers,
Brad M. Smith – Executive Director

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Lunch 2.0 at the Portland Developm ent Commission

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 from noon–3pm

Portland Development Commission
222 NW Fifth Avenue
Portland Oregon 97209
United States

Description
The Portland Developm

ent Commission (PDC) will be hosting Lunch 2.0 on May 19.
Are you vegan or vegetarian? Please leave a comment so we can plan food accordingly. Thanks.
Wondering what Lunch 2.0 is?
Lunch 2.0 is a phenomenon that began in Silicon Valley. You can read about their current events and the history behind Lunch 2.0 at lunch20.com.
We imported the concept to Portland in 2007, and you can follow all things Portland Lunch 2.0 at the Silicon Florist.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

PDXScala Meeting

Thursday, May 20, 2010 from 7–10pm

About
107 SE Washington St., Suite 520
Portland Oregon 97214

Website
http://groups.google.com/group/pdxscala
Description
Details to come…
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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Webvisionary Awards

Thursday, May 20, 2010 from 7–9pm

Someday Lounge
125 NW 5th
Portland Oregon 97209

Website
http://www.webvisionaryawards.com/
Description
Each year, in conjunction with the conference, WebVisions honors the most visionary, daring, and curio talent on the web by awarding them with a miniature robot. We wanted to make this award show different in every way, other than the winners receiving an award part.
This year, we have a comedian for a host, a killer DJ to supply the beat, and presentation karaoke to kick it off.
An ‘A-list’ group of robot lovin’ luminaries will judge the awards, including typography icon Roger Black, Mark Frauenfelder of MAKE Magazine and BoingBoing.net, Merlin Mann of 43folders.com, Molly Holzschlag of Molly.com, Renny Gleeson of Weiden+Kennedy, Armin Vit of UnderConsideration, Scott Porad of LOLCATS and many others.
Oh, and did we mention that WebVisions attendees get a special 2-for-1 deal? What are you waiting for? The deadline is April 15th.
The Webvisionary Awards are sponsored by WebTrends, 52 Ltd and Hot Pepper Studios.
For more information visit: http://www.webvisionaryawards.com http://www.webvisionsevent.com
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Monday, May 24, 2010

DorkbotPDX Meeting

Monday, May 24, 2010 from 7–11pm

Backspace
115 NW 5th Ave
Portland OR 97209

Website
http://dorkbotpdx.org
Description
Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or jt 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 and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We’ll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

PDX Weekly Hackathon

Thursday, May 27, 2010 from 6:30–10pm

Lucky Labrador Brew Pub
915 SE Hawthorne Boulevard
Portland Oregon 97214

Website
http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-weekly-hackathon
Description
Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.
All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants’ projects, get advice, have fun, etc.
You’re encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.
Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.
Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you’re welcomed to play.
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Open Source Bridge 2010

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 9am through Friday, June 4, 2010 at 5:30pm

Portland Art Meum, Mark Building
1119 SW Park Avenue
Portland OR 97205

Website
http://opensourcebridge.org

Description
Open Source Bridge is an open source developers conference, foced on bringing people from a range of technology backgrounds together to share their knowledge and explore what it means to be an open source citizen.
Find out more about attending at http://opensourcebridge.org/attend

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About

Amber Case, (@caseorganic) is a Cyborg Anthropologist studying the interaction between humans and computers and how our relationship with information is changing the way we think, act, and understand the world around us. She’s obsessed with compressing the space and time it takes to get data from one place to another, especially when the final destination is the mind.

10 thoughts on Portland Tech Event Meltdown! Tons of Tech Events from 4/30/10-06/01/10

  1. Thanks so much for posting this! I always lose track!

    I want to go to InnoTech just to see Lindsey Reynolds’ bangs.

  2. I would love to go to Innotech. I never miss a chance to hang out with smart, talented and ambitious people…especially if it’s free!

  3. I want to go to Innotch because of all the awesome Social Media marketing talks. I’m sure it’ll give me a boost in my future career.

  4. Basically, I want to go to Innotech because I’m starting a new project and need to pick the brains of people way smarter/adept at tech & business than me.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. I see a lot of missing “us” characters in this page. Perhaps you did an errant search and replace or something?

  6. Yes! I want to go to Innotech. First, because it wouldn’t be the same without an idea geek like me – but more importantly, I will be better from the experience!

  7. Lucky number 7, eh? I could use the chance to catch up with folks in Portland at Innotech. I’ve been off the grid for a bit 😉

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