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Monday, April 2
 

8:00am

ExecuTech Suites coworking
Experience ExecuTech Suites Coworking, Shared office , Conference Room, and day use/executive office, free of charge during "Portland Startup week"! Coffee and Tea are complimentary.

Monday April 2, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
ExecuTech Suites 4660 NE Belknap Court, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124

9:00am

Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers
Come listen to Andrew Owen, the lead technical recruiter from VanderHouwen in Portland, OR. Feel free to bring your questions on the recruiting process in a high demand industry! He will be able to assist you in finding your next career in tech. We look forward to seeing you there!

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Vancouver-Networking-for-Tech-Job-Seekers/events/248783068/

Speakers
AO

Andrew Owen

VanderHouwen


Monday April 2, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
CoLab Coworking 915 Broadway Street, Vancouver, WA

9:00am

Commonwealth: Helping startups give back (1-on-1 consulting sessions)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Reserve a free hour of 1-on-1 consulting during Portland Startup Week at CENTRL OFFICE in the Pearl to talk about how your company can give back in a unique, authentic, and active way. Space is limited. If there are no times available and you’d like to be added to a waitlist, please email paul@commonwealth.is and we will let you know of any cancellations.

Commonwealth helps companies to tackle problems that all organizations face: Brand differentiation, employee engagement and satisfaction, recruitment and retention, talent development, customer satisfaction, and purpose beyond profit. And we do it by designing and developing social impact programs that both make an impact in the world and establish better, kinder, and more meaningful places to work.

RSVP: http://commonwealth.is/startupweek/

Speakers
avatar for Paul Sternberg

Paul Sternberg

Commonwealth


Monday April 2, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
CENTRL Office Pearl 1355 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209

9:00am

CENTRL Office Eastside coworking
Curious about CENTRL Office Eastside? Here's your chance to test drive the workspace and get to know the companies that call CENTRL home.

Monday April 2, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
CENTRL Office Eastside 329 NE Couch St, Portland, OR 97232

9:00am

CENTRL Office Pearl coworking
Curious about the original CENTRL Office in the Pearl District? Here's your chance to test drive the workspace and get to know the people and companies that call CENTRL home.

Monday April 2, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
CENTRL Office Pearl 1355 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209
  • COST $0

9:00am

NXT Industries coworking
Want to experience a platform for creatives to come together and take their business, idea or passion to the next level? Meet NXT Industries. They believe that by working in a shared space with shared resources people can build better businesses and grow faster. NXT Industries house artists, freelancers, small businesses, and entrepreneurs and offer an inspiring and productive environment. 

Monday April 2, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
NXT Industries 1302 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
  • COST $0

9:00am

WeWork Custom House coworking
Interested in working out of WeWork's Portland offices? Want to work alongside a colleague who already calls WeWork home? Take some time to test drive their Portland locations. Absolutely free of charge during Portland Startup Week.

Monday April 2, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
WeWork Custom House 220 NW 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

9:00am

WeWork Pioneer Place coworking
Interested in working out of WeWork's Portland offices? Want to work alongside a colleague who already calls WeWork home? Take some time to test drive their Portland locations. Absolutely free of charge during Portland Startup Week.

Monday April 2, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
WeWork Pioneer Place 700 SW 5th Ave, 3rd Floor Portland, OR 97204
  • COST $0

9:15am

C4 - Captivating Conversation with 4 Creative entrepreneurs...and coffee
Start your Startup Week with a bang. Join us to hear from 4 distinct voices in the Portland Entrepreneurial Scene. Connect with the community over coffee and some captivating creative conversations.  Line up will be shared soon.

Monday April 2, 2018 9:15am - 11:00am
NXT Industries 1302 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

9:30am

Headshot Reboot Monday
Is your headshot stale or nonexistent? Come to NXT Lab photo studio to get a fresh one. Free. Signup sheet will be available on site and you can sit in on C4 while you wait for your turn or find a great spot to jump into work with free coworking hours.

Monday April 2, 2018 9:30am - 12:00pm
NXT Industries 1302 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

10:00am

Starve Ups Office Hours
Monday April 2, 2018 10:00am - 1:30pm
WeWork Custom House 220 NW 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

10:00am

Startupathon: 24-hour podcast to raise funds for women entrepreneurs
In celebration of Portland Startup Week running April 2 through April 6, 2018, Startup Radio Network is hosting the first ever 24 hour live nonstop startupathon where over 100 local Portland, Oregon startup founders and entrepreneurs will be sharing their personal stories of incredible success, abject failure and overall Portlandness. This event is being held in the heart of beautiful downtown Portland, as over 100 entrepreneurs share their business acumen with listeners from around the world.

In the Portland spirit of collaboration, connection and vision for a better world, we will use this 24 hour event as a platform to raise $5,000 for female entrepreneurs in developing countries around the world. The funds we raise will be distributed 100% transparently through microfinance platform, Kiva, where the starting count is 7,257 entrepreneurs, 98% of which are women in developing countries.  

Starting 10:00am pacific time on Monday April 2nd and running until 10:00am Tuesday April 3rd, hosts Amelia Pape (founder of My Street Grocery, acquired by Whole Foods, and Principal, ALICE Impact), Sara Batterby (Principal, The Batterby Group) and Mark Grimes (co-founder Startup Radio Network) will do their best to entertain you as they lose their collective minds from lack of sleep. This is not a Guinness Book of World Records attempt for longest podcast at 24 hours live broadcasting; however, this just may be the train wreck you've been waiting to hear. Startup is messy, unpredictable, sleep-depriving and full of inspiring characters...just like this podcast.

Tune-in and listen live at startupradionetwork.com and let the wild rumpus begin. Have questions during the show? Use #startupradionetwork on Twitter, Instagram, or wherever hashtags are sold.

Want to be on the show? There are still some early morning slots available.

Monday April 2, 2018 10:00am - Tuesday April 3, 2018 10:00am
Online

2:00pm

Afternoon Recharge WeWork Custom House
Getting through Portland Startup Week is a marathon not a sprint. Come beat the afternoon lull and get primed for evening with some cold brew and fruit water. 

Monday April 2, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
WeWork Custom House 220 NW 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

5:30pm

Family, Food and Startups an open conversation about Latino entrepreneurship
Join us for an open conversation about Latino Entrepreneurship and all the factors that influence the journey of Latino Entrepreneurs, we will be exploring the role of family and food for the creation of Latino Businesses.

The Panel will be moderated by:

  • Janet Soto Rodiguez, Entrepreneurship Strategist for Business Oregon

Our Panelists will be

  • Augusto Carneiro - Founder of Nossa Familia
  • Nyah Zarate - CEO of Continuous Solutions
  • Jaime Soltero - Founder of Tamale Boy
  • Hector Dominguez - CTO of Smart Vineyards
  • Yesenia Gallardo - Founder of Paletaz PDX

This is event is made possible with the generous support of WeWork.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-food-and-startups-an-open-conversation-about-latino-entrepreneurship-tickets-44439979174

Moderators
avatar for Janet Soto

Janet Soto

Business Oregon

Speakers
AC

Augusto Carneiro

Nossa Familia
HD

Hector Dominguez

City of Portland
JS

Jaime Soltero

Tamale Boy
NZ

Nyah Zarate

Continuous Solutions


Monday April 2, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm
WeWork Custom House 220 NW 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

6:00pm

A conversation about PIE Shop, a startup accelerator for manufactured products
Limited Capacity filling up

Apply yourself: Learn how to craft an idea that captures the attention of a hardware startup

Join Autodesk, PIE, and Uncorked Studios, the minds behind PIE Shop. for an open discussion about new and exciting areas of hardware development and how startups can put their best foot forward in accelerator applications.

PIE Shop is a new accelerator focused on startups with physical products and connected devices. The recently-announced facility will be housed in the new Autodesk office in the Towne Storage Building in the Central Eastside Industrial District.

Thinking about applying? Have questions about what the organizers are looking for from startups? Looking to hone your pitch in general? Swing by to chat with the folks collaborating to bring this idea to life.

Moderators
avatar for James Keller

James Keller

Executive Design Director, Uncorked Studios
pillow fort architect. accidental entrepreneur. designer of teams and things with beautility. professional semiotician. 5 whole feet of fury.

Speakers
avatar for Marcelino Alvarez

Marcelino Alvarez

CEO, Uncorked Studios
avatar for Kevin Schneider

Kevin Schneider

Director, Product Innovation and Strategy, Autodesk
I started working with Autodesk when I joined a manufacturing value-added reseller in southern California doing technical sales, training, and consulting. I joined Autodesk in 1998 as a Product Manager on the Autodesk "Rubicon" team, which eventually became the Inventor product line.I... Read More →
avatar for Rick Turoczy

Rick Turoczy

Cofounder and General Manager, PIE
I'm engaged in supporting any number of projects around the Portland, Oregon, startup community, as well asworking with other accelerators, incubators, and founders around the world. All as part of an effort to recognize thework of amazing entrepreneurs and highlight interesting startups... Read More →


Monday April 2, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Uncorked Studios 811 SE Stark St #300, Portland, OR 97214

6:00pm

Immersive Startups: A conversation with AR/VR founders
Limited Capacity seats available

Immersive technology like augmented and virtual reality is creating a rapidly growing new industry. A report from Tech Trends’ Editor-in-chief, Alice Bonsaio cites this fast growing sector estimated to be $162B by 2020! Far beyond gaming and entertainment, there is potential for this technology to disrupt everything from healthcare and architecture to changing the way we maintain global supply chain. Join us for an engaging evening of conversation with early startup founders and those that support them, as we explore the experience of being on the ground floor of this new immersive reality.

The evening will start with a presentation from Russell Ladson, the Founder of Drop, a ViveX company. Russell will then be joined by two to three other local startup founders in the immersive tech space. We will have a candid conversation about their experiences as founders in the new field, the current state of this technology and where it is headed, along with Q&A from the audience. It will be an insightful and engaging panel.

RSVP: https://impactflow.com/event/immersive-startups-a-conversation-with-arvr-founders-7527

Russell Ladson is the CEO of Drop Software Inc. (“Drop”)
At Drop, he leads a team of designers, human-computer interaction researchers, and engineers who are obsessed with the way people will search, interact, and discover information in immersive computing environments e.g. virtual and augmented reality. Today, Drop provides an immersive internet searching and browsing experience designed for virtual reality. Drop is venture backed by HTC, one of the world’s leading smartphone makers, MACRO Ventures, Autochrome Ventures, Backstage Capital, and Matter Ventures.

After a close call with mortality in a near fatal accident, he finally understood the sanctity of life and doing what one loves so he co-founded Drop. He spent his postgraduate years as an investment banking analyst at two leading Wall Street firms - Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Rice Financial Products Company. Most of his free time is spent hiking, practicing vinyasa yoga, or playing chess. He graduated from Morehouse College with a B.A. in Economics.

Check out Drop for the HTC Vive: https://www.drop.ai/

Panelist:

Tawny Schlieski - Shovels and Whiskey
Tawny Schlieski is a research scientist, and a virtual reality producer.  She spent 17 years at Intel, including her most recent role as Director of Research for Client Computing.  She is founder and president of the Oregon Story Board, a non-profit dedicated to building diversity and inclusion in the VR economy, and she runs Shovels and Whiskey, a VR prototyping studio in Portland, Oregon.  Her work centers on new forms of communication and storytelling enabled by emergent technologies, including rethinking education and collaboration, creation and play, and immersive technology at work.   Her recent partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company on The Tempest delivered record breaking audiences, and two Innovation Lions at Cannes.

Tawny has a master’s degree in political science from Duke University, and has studied and worked in the theater throughout her career.

Shovels and Whiskey is a VR prototyping studio dedicated to finding innovative solutions for Useful VR.  We partner with academic institutions, government, and private corporations to reimagine how knowledge is gained and shared, and to create an intentionally inclusive digital community.

Gabe Paez - WILD
Gabe Paez  is the Founder and CEO of WILD. Based in Portland, Oregon, WILD is building Wildspace, a cloud-based realtime collaboration platform for designers to create and share spatial design in virtual and augmented reality.

He has 12 years of experience leading technical teams with an emphasis in experiential product design. Prior to WILD, he designed and engineered immersive software products for a diverse roster of Fortune 100 companies including Google, Samsung, Nike, AT&T, and Verizon. Gabe graduated with honors from New York University with degrees in Theater and Computer Science.

Learn more about Wildspace: https://www.wildspacexr.com/

Neil Nathanson - Perkins Coie
Neil Nathanson, a startup lawyer in the firm's Emerging Companies & Venture Capital practice, advises some of the region’s hottest startup companies, as well as more established emerging growth companies, in venture, angel, crowdfunding and other private and public equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, securities law, and corporate governance. He coordinates the firm's resources to deliver the key legal services expected by a startup, including trademark, patent and other intellectual property procurement, technology licensing and other commercial contracts, hiring, compensation, option plans and other employee issues, and compliance with privacy and security regulations. Neil also represents venture capital funds, strategic investors, angel investors, and private equity firms on their investments in tech startups.

Neil represents clients in many industries, including software, cloud computing, Internet, ecommerce, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, mobile application, hardware, semiconductor, test equipment, life science, biotech, cleantech, medical device, interactive entertainment, and industrial equipment. Neil is an active member of the Portland/Oregon startup community and enjoys helping his clients tap into the many resources of the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN), Oregon Angel Fund (OAF), Oregon BEST, Technology Association of Oregon (TAO), Portland Seed Fund (PSF), Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE), The Indus Entrepreneurs Oregon (TiE), Oregon Technology Business Center (OTBC), Startup PDX, and similar organizations and tech incubators.

RSVP: https://impactflow.com/event/immersive-startups-a-conversation-with-arvr-founders-7527


Speakers
NN

Neil Nathanson

Perkins Coie
TS

Tawny Schlieski

Shovels and Whiskey


Monday April 2, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
OMSI 1945 SE WATER AVE, PORTLAND, OR 97214

6:00pm

Data Discussions: Data ethics
Limited Capacity seats available

What constitutes a breach of data ethics? Extended storage of user data? Correlating data to identify undisclosed user information? What is unethical code and how do you know?

Monday April 2, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Cloudability 334 NW 11th Avenue Portland, OR 97209

6:00pm

Bitcoin + Pizza
Limited Capacity seats available

Gather to connect with other crypto-enthusiasts and talk about current events, tools, advice, troubleshooting, and other general chitchat about Bitcoin! We'll be in the basement, which is toward the back, through the door with the flag, and down the stairs. Grab some delicious pizza, calzones, or subs, and learn from local experts and enthusiasts.

Monday April 2, 2018 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Flying Pie Pizza 7804 SE Stark St, Portland, OR

6:00pm

Monday Python Flying Circus
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 2, 2018 6:00pm - 9:30pm
PDX Code Guild 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, Portland, OR 97201

6:30pm

PDXFunc: Pearls of Functional Algorithm Design
PDXFunc is a study/user group exploring functional programming in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers with any level of experience or interest in any functional language, including Haskell, Lisp, OCaml, Scala, Idris, Agda, as well as using functional techniques in not explicitly functional languages.

We have two kinds of meetings: theory and practice, that each meet twice a month.

Monday April 2, 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Collective Agency Downtown 511 SW 10th Ave, Suite 1108, Portland, OR 97205

7:00pm

Dorkbot Meetup
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.

We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

Monday April 2, 2018 7:00pm - 10:00pm
CTRL-H PDX 7608 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR
  • COST $0
 
Tuesday, April 3
 

7:30am

VanCoffee:Tech & Networking Meetup
Designed for tech leaders, but welcome to anyone, this meetup is a birds-of-a-feather discussion group for those who are looking to benefit from the shared experience of Vancouver’s tech community. Why so early? Because when you run a company or manage a team, your free time either happens before employees show up for work or at the end of the day (and the last thing you want to do after a day of meetings is entertain a group discussion).

Feel free to bring your breakfast and a mug; we will try to bring the coffee, creamer, and sugar.

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/VanTechy/events/248923701/

Tuesday April 3, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am
Columbia Collective 810 Main Street, Vancouver, WA

8:00am

ExecuTech Suites coworking
Experience ExecuTech Suites Coworking, Shared office , Conference Room, and day use/executive office, free of charge during "Portland Startup week"! Coffee and Tea are complimentary.

Tuesday April 3, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
ExecuTech Suites 4660 NE Belknap Court, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124

8:30am

Portland Startup Women Breakfast Social
Join the Portland Startup Women for a social power-up to start your day. PSW is a peer mentoring group and confidential, safe space to support and challenge business founders and co-founders. We host weekly roundtables and special events. We'll be meeting during our regular time and invite interested new members and visitors to drop-in.

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/pdxstartupwomen/events/wrkwbpyxgbfb

Tuesday April 3, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
CENTRL Office Eastside 329 NE Couch St, Portland, OR 97232

9:00am

Commonwealth: Helping startups give back (1-on-1 consulting sessions)
Limited Capacity seats available

Reserve a free hour of consulting during Portland Startup Week at CENTRL OFFICE in the Pearl to talk about how your company can give back in a unique, authentic, and active way. Space is limited. If there are no times available and you’d like to be added to a waitlist, please email paul@commonwealth.is and we will let you know of any cancellations.

Commonwealth helps companies to tackle problems that all organizations face: Brand differentiation, employee engagement and satisfaction, recruitment and retention, talent development, customer satisfaction, and purpose beyond profit. And we do it by designing and developing social impact programs that both make an impact in the world and establish better, kinder, and more meaningful places to work.

RSVP: http://commonwealth.is/startupweek/

Speakers
avatar for Paul Sternberg

Paul Sternberg

Commonwealth


Tuesday April 3, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
CENTRL Office Pearl 1355 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209

9:00am

CENTRL Office Eastside coworking
Curious about CENTRL Office Eastside? Here's your chance to test drive the workspace and get to know the companies that call CENTRL home.

Tuesday April 3, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
CENTRL Office Eastside 329 NE Couch St, Portland, OR 97232

9:00am

CENTRL Office Pearl coworking
Curious about the original CENTRL Office in the Pearl District? Here's your chance to test drive the workspace and get to know the people and companies that call CENTRL home.

Tuesday April 3, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
CENTRL Office Pearl 1355 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209
  • COST $0

9:00am

NXT Industries coworking
Want to experience a platform for creatives to come together and take their business, idea or passion to the next level? Meet NXT Industries. They believe that by working in a shared space with shared resources people can build better businesses and grow faster. NXT Industries house artists, freelancers, small businesses, and entrepreneurs and offer an inspiring and productive environment. 

Tuesday April 3, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
NXT Industries 1302 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
  • COST $0

9:00am

WeWork Custom House coworking
Interested in working out of WeWork's Portland offices? Want to work alongside a colleague who already calls WeWork home? Take some time to test drive their Portland locations. Absolutely free of charge during Portland Startup Week.

Tuesday April 3, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
WeWork Custom House 220 NW 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
  • COST $0

9:00am

WeWork Pioneer Place coworking
Interested in working out of WeWork's Portland offices? Want to work alongside a colleague who already calls WeWork home? Take some time to test drive their Portland locations. Absolutely free of charge during Portland Startup Week.

Tuesday April 3, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
WeWork Pioneer Place 700 SW 5th Ave, 3rd Floor Portland, OR 97204
  • COST $0

10:00am

Coffee w/ Co-Founders (PDX Startup Week Edition)
It's been a while since Coffee w/ Co-Founders have met, but they are using Portland Startup Week as an excuse to resurrect this incredible meetup.

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!

A special thank you to Centrl for providing coffee and donuts!!!

https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Coffee-w-Co-Founders/events/248232254/

Tuesday April 3, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
CENTRL Office Eastside 329 NE Couch St, Portland, OR 97232
  • COST Free

11:45am

Hawthorn Farm Athletic Club & Spa: Cycle class
Join us for a free class. Activity starts at noon. Please arrive 15 min early.

Tuesday April 3, 2018 11:45am - 1:00pm
Hawthorn Farm Athletic Club & Spa 4800 NE Belknap Ct, Hillsboro, OR 97124

11:45am

Hawthorn Farm Athletic Club & Spa: Hatha Yoga
Join us for a free class. Activity starts at noon. Please arrive 15 min early.

Tuesday April 3, 2018 11:45am - 1:00pm
Hawthorn Farm Athletic Club & Spa 4800 NE Belknap Ct, Hillsboro, OR 97124

12:00pm

Portland "Creator" Lunch 2.0: WeWork Pioneer Place
Limited Capacity seats available

Come have lunch on WeWork with other creators and maybe fill out your submission for the Creator Awards (https://creatorawards.wework.com/) to be held in San Francisco May 10th! More than $350,000 will be up for grabs. We are looking for community orgs, startups, artists & others with innovative projects in Portland to get on the stage.

NOTE: This event is limited to 75 participants, so please RSVP on Meetup if you plan to attend.

Speakers

Tuesday April 3, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
WeWork Pioneer Place 700 SW 5th Ave, 3rd Floor Portland, OR 97204

2:00pm

Afternoon Recharge WeWork Custom House
Getting through Portland Startup Week is a marathon not a sprint. Come beat the afternoon lull and get primed for evening with some cold brew and fruit water. 

Tuesday April 3, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
WeWork Custom House 220 NW 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

4:00pm

Fireside Chat w/ Ryan Carson, CEO of Treehouse
Ryan Carson, CEO of Portland educational platform Treehouse will sit down to talk about education and why colleges may not be the right path for some people looking to launch their programming careers. The chat will touch on cost and why the traditional path of going through college may not be right for everyone. Aside from the financial burden traditional educational institutions place on students, Ryan will talk about why platforms like Treehouse break down these barriers to create an entire new community of talented developers.
Josh Carter, CEO of Patriot Boot Camp, will be moderating.

Moderators
avatar for Josh Carter

Josh Carter

CEO (interim), Patriot Boot Camp presented by Techstars
A US Navy vet, Josh has spent most of his career working in the telecom industry. Having worked for companies like Google, Yahoo, and Twilio, he has worked in various teams and projects which led him to eventually building his own company after arriving in Portland in 2013. A Techstars... Read More →

Speakers
RC

Ryan Carson

Founder & CEO, Treehouse



Tuesday April 3, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cloudability 334 NW 11th Avenue Portland, OR 97209
  • COST Free

5:00pm

How and Why to Become an Angel Investor
Interested in learning more about angel investing? This workshop will provide an overview of the trends, impacts, and outcomes of angel investing, including how to minimize risk. We’ll also provide an overview of our upcoming Investor Education Series.

Registration will start at 5:00 pm, and there will be time for networking before and after the event.

Cost: Free!

You must be a SEC accredited investor to attend this informational session.

Tuesday April 3, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Stoel Rives 760 SW Ninth Ave, Suite 3000, Portland, OR

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: Eight 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.

Tuesday April 3, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm
PSU School of Business (Karl Miller Center) 615 Southwest Harrison Street, Portland, OR 97201

6:00pm

PIGCrawl: PIGSquad 7-Year Anniversary (Stop #1)
Let's get together to hang out and celebrate PIGSquad's 7-year anniversary with dinner, drinks, and the arcade! The 50th/Hawthorne area has some great spots, so let's engage in a PIGCrawl :3
We'll start with some drinks, break for dinner, and end at QuarterWorld! This will be a very casual environment - feel free to drop in or drop out at any time.

We'll bring a few PIGSquad stickers that we're welcome to wear as "nametags" to spot each other. We will not be making any reservations, but feel free to do so yourself if you'd like. All locations have food available for sale. QuarterWorld may have a $3 cover charge.

All participants following the PIGCrawl caravan will be expected to follow our code of conduct: http://pigsquad.com/code-of-conduct/

Tuesday April 3, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Bar of the Gods 4801 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR

6:00pm

'Couve Creators: Drop-In Maker Meeting
Love working with Arduino, Rapsberry Pi and technology? This is an open time that provides space for you to work independently on your own projects and meet other makers!

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Couve-Creators-Drop-In-Group-for-Makers/events/247568086/

Tuesday April 3, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Vancouver Community Library 901 C Street, Vancouver, WA

6:00pm

VanTechy: Understanding the Investor
There are many books and resources on term sheets, but until you do a few deals, it’s more difficult to understand the motivations, goals, and needs of an investor or investment firm. In this talk, we will dive more into what to expect before and after the deal by discussing common investor motivations.

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/VanTechy/events/248804478/

Tuesday April 3, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Columbia Collective 810 Main Street, Vancouver, WA

6:00pm

Document Yourself: Practical Tips for a Low(er)-Stress Portfolio
If you need help setting up a writing portfolio, this Meetup is for you!

Erin Grace has agreed to preview her talk for the Write the Docs Conference in May. Here's her abstract:

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In a tech writer’s career, creating and maintaining a great portfolio is as important as it is stressful. What belongs in there? What constitutes your "best work"? What if all your work is proprietary? Do you really need a portfolio if you have a great job?

Building a portfolio is an exercise in documenting yourself: your writing, your skill, your journey as a professional. Like any other kind of documentation, it isn't easy or intuitive to create something great. And like any other kind of documentation, it's worth doing the hard work to get it right.

In this talk, I cover:

* Why you need a portfolio even if you have a stable job
* How to create a well-rounded portfolio and decide what's your best work
* Strategies for adding proprietary work (legally!)
* Options to present it that aren't just a series of email attachments

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Important to know:
Please familiarize yourself with Write The Docs' Code of Conduct, as it applies to this Write The Docs PDX.

http://www.writethedocs.org/code-of-conduct/

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We need additional sponsors. Without them, food and beverages will be limited at this and future meetups. Please contact Mo Nishiyama if your company is interested in sponsoring our meetup.

If you are interested in co-organizing future Write The Docs PDX meetups, please email Mo--the more organizers, the better!

Thanks to Jama Software and Kristen McKee for hosting our next meetup! They have a wonderful facility downtown.

Tuesday April 3, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Jama Software 135 SW Taylor, Suite 200, Portland, OR

6:00pm

Product Tank PDX
Tuesday April 3, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Vacasa 926 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR

6:00pm

PADNUG: OAuth 2.0 and OpenID Connect in plain English!
If you're like me, you've heard about OAuth 2.0 and OpenID Connect, but have a lot of unanswered questions. What's the big deal, anyway? Why do we need yet another set of standards for authentication on the web?

In this talk, I'll break down the rationale behind OAuth and OpenID Connect in plain language, and explain when and how you should use these standards in your applications. I'll cover grant types, flows, scopes, tokens, and more. If you've ever felt confused about how these standards work, this talk is for you!

Tuesday April 3, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Intel Hawthorn Farms 3 (HF3) Campus 5100 NE Elam Young Parkway, Hillsboro, OR

6:00pm

Portland Ruby Brigade (PDX.rb)
SR DEVELOPER/ARCHITECT/MANAGER PANEL:

  • Davy Stevenson (Fastly)
  • Brent Miller (New Relic)
  • Lauren Voswinkel (New Relic)
  • Tim Loudon (Loudon & Company -- boutique agency)

Discussion to focus on salary/talkpay. Email questions for the panel to tim [at] loudonco.com

Tuesday April 3, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
New Relic 111 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 2700, Portland, OR

7:30pm

PIGCrawl: PIGSquad 7-Year Anniversary (Stop #2)
Let's get together to hang out and celebrate PIGSquad's 7-year anniversary with dinner, drinks, and the arcade! The 50th/Hawthorne area has some great spots, so let's engage in a PIGCrawl :3
We'll start with some drinks, break for dinner, and end at QuarterWorld! This will be a very casual environment - feel free to drop in or drop out at any time.

We'll bring a few PIGSquad stickers that we're welcome to wear as "nametags" to spot each other. We will not be making any reservations, but feel free to do so yourself if you'd like. All locations have food available for sale. QuarterWorld may have a $3 cover charge.

All participants following the PIGCrawl caravan will be expected to follow our code of conduct: http://pigsquad.com/code-of-conduct/

Tuesday April 3, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Space Room 4800 SE HAWTHORNE BLVD, PORTLAND, OR 97215

9:00pm

PIGCrawl: PIGSquad 7-Year Anniversary (Stop #3)
Let's get together to hang out and celebrate PIGSquad's 7-year anniversary with dinner, drinks, and the arcade! The 50th/Hawthorne area has some great spots, so let's engage in a PIGCrawl :3
We'll start with some drinks, break for dinner, and end at QuarterWorld! This will be a very casual environment - feel free to drop in or drop out at any time.

We'll bring a few PIGSquad stickers that we're welcome to wear as "nametags" to spot each other. We will not be making any reservations, but feel free to do so yourself if you'd like. All locations have food available for sale. QuarterWorld may have a $3 cover charge.

All participants following the PIGCrawl caravan will be expected to follow our code of conduct: http://pigsquad.com/code-of-conduct/

Tuesday April 3, 2018 9:00pm - 11:00pm
QuarterWorld Arcade 4811 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215
 
Wednesday, April 4
 

8:00am

ExecuTech Suites coworking
Experience ExecuTech Suites Coworking, Shared office , Conference Room, and day use/executive office, free of charge during "Portland Startup week"! Coffee and Tea are complimentary.

Wednesday April 4, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
ExecuTech Suites 4660 NE Belknap Court, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124

9:00am

Commonwealth: Helping startups give back (1-on-1 consulting sessions)
Limited Capacity seats available

Reserve a free hour of consulting during Portland Startup Week at CENTRL OFFICE in the Pearl to talk about how your company can give back in a unique, authentic, and active way. Space is limited. If there are no times available and you’d like to be added to a waitlist, please email paul@commonwealth.is and we will let you know of any cancellations.

Commonwealth helps companies to tackle problems that all organizations face: Brand differentiation, employee engagement and satisfaction, recruitment and retention, talent development, customer satisfaction, and purpose beyond profit. And we do it by designing and developing social impact programs that both make an impact in the world and establish better, kinder, and more meaningful places to work.

RSVP: http://commonwealth.is/startupweek/

Speakers
avatar for Paul Sternberg

Paul Sternberg

Commonwealth


Wednesday April 4, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
CENTRL Office Pearl 1355 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209

9:00am

CENTRL Office Eastside coworking
Curious about CENTRL Office Eastside? Here's your chance to test drive the workspace and get to know the companies that call CENTRL home.

Wednesday April 4, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
CENTRL Office Eastside 329 NE Couch St, Portland, OR 97232

9:00am

CENTRL Office Pearl coworking
Curious about the original CENTRL Office in the Pearl District? Here's your chance to test drive the workspace and get to know the people and companies that call CENTRL home.

Wednesday April 4, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
CENTRL Office Pearl 1355 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209
  • COST $0

9:00am

NXT Industries coworking
Want to experience a platform for creatives to come together and take their business, idea or passion to the next level? Meet NXT Industries. They believe that by working in a shared space with shared resources people can build better businesses and grow faster. NXT Industries house artists, freelancers, small businesses, and entrepreneurs and offer an inspiring and productive environment. 

Wednesday April 4, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
NXT Industries 1302 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

9:00am

WeWork Custom House coworking
Interested in working out of WeWork's Portland offices? Want to work alongside a colleague who already calls WeWork home? Take some time to test drive their Portland locations. Absolutely free of charge during Portland Startup Week.

Wednesday April 4, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
WeWork Custom House 220 NW 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

9:00am

WeWork Pioneer Place coworking
Interested in working out of WeWork's Portland offices? Want to work alongside a colleague who already calls WeWork home? Take some time to test drive their Portland locations. Absolutely free of charge during Portland Startup Week.

Wednesday April 4, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
WeWork Pioneer Place 700 SW 5th Ave, 3rd Floor Portland, OR 97204

10:00am

Get serious about online marketing
Ready to ditch Squarespace, Wix, and Weebly and get serious about marketing your business online? Learn the 8 Pillars of online marketing and find out what tools you need to set yourself up for success from the beginning and avoid wasting time, money, and a trip to tech Sadville.

Speakers
avatar for Kronda Adair

Kronda Adair

Founder, Karvel Digital
I'm a recovering WordPress developer turned digital marketer who loves to reinvent myself and my business. At age 34, I decided to become a programmer and spent the next five years getting a degree in Web Design and Interactive Media from the Art Institute of Portland.After a couple... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
NXT Industries 1302 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

10:00am

OEN Office Hours
Want to chat with an OEN staff member about how to get started leveraging our network? How to leverage other entrepreneurial resources in Portland and beyond? How to best take advantage of your membership? How to get more involved in OEN?

Make an appointment during our April 4 office hours so you can introduce yourself and chat with us. When you arrive, check in at the front desk and the receptionist will tell you where to go.

Hope to see you there! If you can’t make it this time around or if all time slots are full, we hold office hours at WeWork on the first Wednesday of every month.

Wednesday April 4, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
WeWork Custom House 220 NW 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

11:00am

Whole People: Business and Personal Lives in Harmony
There is no reason to sacrifice one part of your life for another! Life is not a zero-sum game and it shouldn’t make you feel like you can’t “have it all”—because you definitely can. This session is for folks who want to explore options, discuss the paths they have taken to achieve harmony, or learn how to influence their companies and communities to prioritize whole people development.

As the Community Manager for Zebras Unite, which is dedicated to a holistic, sustainable approach to business, the founder and CEO of a benefit corporation that develops high-end storytelling materials for social impact companies, a single mom to a very active 3-year-old daughter, and a community activist, I feel that I have a pretty unique take on “having it all” and what it really takes to support (and be supported by) people hoping to achieve work/life harmony. It’s more than “possible”—it’s going to be a key feature in the very foundation of the future. I’ve coached and trained people in professional settings on this, and I’ve talked it out in casual settings, and there’s no question that this will be valuable to folks in the startup world.

Speakers
HS

Hillary Strobel

Zebras Unite


Wednesday April 4, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Vivienne (Hollywood Theater Building) 4128 NE Sandy, Portland, OR

11:00am

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. 

Speakers


Wednesday April 4, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
WeWork Custom House 220 NW 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

11:45am

Hawthorn Farm Athletic Club & Spa: Circuit Training
Join us for a free class. Activity starts at noon. Please arrive 15 min early.

Wednesday April 4, 2018 11:45am - 1:00pm
Hawthorn Farm Athletic Club & Spa 4800 NE Belknap Ct, Hillsboro, OR 97124

11:45am

Hawthorn Farm Athletic Club & Spa: Les Mills Body Pump
Join us for a free class. Activity starts at noon. Please arrive 15 min early.

Wednesday April 4, 2018 11:45am - 1:00pm
Hawthorn Farm Athletic Club & Spa 4800 NE Belknap Ct, Hillsboro, OR 97124

12:00pm

Portland Lunch 2.0: CENTRL Office West End
It's Portland Startup Week (http://portland.startupweek.co/) (April 2-6)! And West End Wednesday has a nice ring to it. So let's visit the newest location of CENTRL Office (http://centrloffice.com) for Portland Lunch 2.0. Please mark your calendars and plan to be there!

Wednesday April 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
CENTRL Office West End 1155 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205

1:00pm

Patriot Boot Camp presented by Techstars Open Office Hours
Patriot Boot Camp, a Techstars affiliated non-profit that caters to military spouses and veteran tech founders, is holding open office hours during PDX Startup Week. Join interim CEO and local entrepreneur Josh Carter to walk through your business and learn how you can leverage the PBC network. This is first come, first served and subject to availability. For more information about Patriot Boot Camp, you can go to http://patriotbootcamp.org. For more information about Techstars, go to http://techstars.com 

Speakers
avatar for Josh Carter

Josh Carter

CEO (interim), Patriot Boot Camp presented by Techstars
A US Navy vet, Josh has spent most of his career working in the telecom industry. Having worked for companies like Google, Yahoo, and Twilio, he has worked in various teams and projects which led him to eventually building his own company after arriving in Portland in 2013. A Techstars... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Dairy Building 2715 SE 8th Avenue Portland, OR 97202
  • COST Free

3:00pm

Starting with the Experience: Not Your Average Innovation Workshop
Step outside your daily thinking and get playful when thinking about users, brands and experience design. It’s easy to get excited about the potential of new technologies and lose sight of how these experiences meaningfully connect back to your end-users and the brand that delivers them.

The Starting With The Experience workshop uses a series of quick fire Human-Centered Design tools and hands-on activities for teams to learn and replicate following the session. Over the course of a few hours you will learn ways to build empathy, understand context, and make meaningful connections between people and services. Bring your competitive spirit to battle teams until one champion is declared!

If you are a CEO, VP, Director, Project Manager or if you're looking to learn how Human-Centered Design can help you solve big problems fast, then join us at the newly-opening CENTRL West End location for this high impact session.

Wednesday April 4, 2018 3:00pm - 6:00pm
CENTRL Office West End 1155 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205

4:00pm

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

Wednesday April 4, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
WeWork Pioneer Place 700 SW 5th Ave, 3rd Floor Portland, OR 97204

5:30pm

Telling Your Story in a Visual World
Join Prosper Portland and visual effects agency 9iFX as they show you the tips and techniques used to create compelling visual stories in video and animation. From entry level tools to professional environments, participants will get practical advice and insights on how to approach this medium. The presentation starts with an introduction to free, easy-to-use online tools that anyone can use to start building their visual stories. We continue with a look at some of the more powerful options used by the VFX industry (as well as some of the cool tricks they perform). For those looking to realize larger, more complex projects, there will be a roadmap for how to work with a studio or agency of your choice.

All proceeds from ticket sales of this event will benefit Soul River Inc., a Portland non-profit focused on merging veterans and inner-city youth to be leaders for environmental justice.

Wednesday April 4, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Prosper Portland 222 NW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

5:30pm

Small Business Legal Clinic: Legal foundations and the trademark process
For Portland Startup Week, the Lewis & Clark Law School is offering time with the Small Business Legal Clinic.

Business owners face legal questions at key moments of the business process. The Small Business Legal Clinic welcomes new and establish business owners who would like to know more about entity formation and trademarking to attend a presentation that will provide a basic framework for both issue and provide time for questions. The event is free, however, RSVPs are limited, so please only RSVP if you will be able to attend!

Contact the SBLC at 503-768-6940 with any questions you may have.

RSVP: https://law.lclark.edu/live/events/284631-legal-foundations-and-the-trademark-process 

Wednesday April 4, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Small Business Legal Clinic 310 SW 4th Ave, Room 433, Portland OR 97204

6:00pm

SPARK Portland Freelance Negotiating Workshop: Getting paid what you're worth
An interactive workshop for freelancers to improve their negotiating skills. Learn strategies to reduce the stress and uncertainty - and get paid!

  • Calculate Rates
  • Pitch Services
  • Share Best Practices and Market Info
  • Get Paid What You're Worth!

$$ The event is FREE, or best offer $$ ß we need this workshop too.

There will also be time to network with other freelancers who may be able to offer tips you hadn’t considered before.

Regardless of industry, we all share similar experiences as independent business owners! We try to ensure everyone leaves with insights and connections that will help their business thrive.

SPARK is built on the premise that we’re stronger together than we are on our own.

The national conversation is live at #FreelanceSPARK. Join us in a whole bunch of cities cities across the country!

Wednesday April 4, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Dairy Building 2715 SE 8th Avenue Portland, OR 97202

6:00pm

VanTechy Code & Learn
The VanTechy Code & Learn workshop is open to developers of all creeds and skill levels. Members meet every other Wednesday to exchange ideas, network, and give short presentations focused on their specific areas of programming expertise - usually followed by a Q&A with the other attendees. In the past, we’ve had presentations covering diverse topics including analytics, functional programming, machine learning, web/mobile app development, and geographic information systems (GIS). The Code & Learn encourages members from a variety of industries and backgrounds to share their programming knowledge and experience.

What to bring
  • Laptop (recommended)
  • Notebook and pen/pencil (optional)
  • Coffee, tea, water, or soft-drinks okay

The meeting space has been generously provided and is maintained by the Columbia Collective.

Important to know
We are in the process of scheduling presentations (~30 minutes + audience Q&A) for upcoming workshops. If you are interested in presenting at the Code & Learn about a project you are currently working in or have worked on in the past, please email the organizer (Paul) with your project details. In your email, please provide:

(1) the name of your project
(2) a summary of programming languages or software used
(3) a brief description of the problem you are/were trying to solve

Thanks and happy coding!

Wednesday April 4, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Columbia Collective 810 Main Street, Vancouver, WA

6:00pm

Women Who Code Portland: DevOps study night
Women Who Code Portland's monthly DevOps study night for April. This month's theme: Cloud-based server management

This month, we'll take a look at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), two of the main providers of cloud infrastructure services. We'll learn how to navigate the web dashboard of AWS, and go over some of the main services AWS provides, like EC2 instances and S3 buckets. Then, we'll all get a chance to workshop together to spin up a server using GCP, and configure some basic services.

Wednesday April 4, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
vevo 812 sw washington, suite 400, Portland, OR 97205

6:00pm

Reverse Pitch: Where The Investors Pitch You
Limited Capacity seats available

We flip around the typical roles, asking some of Portland's leading funders to make the kind of elevator pitch they're typically on the other end of. Each investor will get five minutes and up to five slides to win over attendees. Following the last pitch the investors will have a panel discussion to help founders put their best foot forward.

We are excited to have special guest Arlan Hamilton participating, founder and managing partner of Backstage Capital. Her emergence on the venture capital stage has been chronicled in Fortune, Fast Company, Inc and Tech Crunch. Her firm has made over 80 investments in early stage companies in the last two years (including a handful of PDX firms).

Other pitchers include;

Jon Maroney - Oregon Venture Fund

Terry St. Marie - angel investor

Dr. Robin Klemm - Xxcelerate Fund

The panel discussion will be moderate by Luke Kanies, founder of Puppet. 

#HCTIP

Speakers


Wednesday April 4, 2018 6:00pm - 8:30pm
WeWork Pioneer Place 700 SW 5th Ave, 3rd Floor Portland, OR 97204

7:00pm

Indie UX/UI Meetup
Do you freelance? Are you still learning? Are you the only designer on your team? Only developer who cares about front-end? You might be an indie designer.

The goal of this group is to build community. We aim to help people feel more fulfilled, supported, and connected in their work. ALL people working or interested in design are welcome but most especially women, nonbinary folks, LGBTQA+, POC, and any others who are not well supported or represented in the tech industry.

This topic of this meetup is: Money Any topic is game. Negotiation, salaries, rates, strategies, and also freelance/small business taxes (happy April!). Talking about money can always be difficult, so please be compassionate in your conversation.

Venue: side room at Shut Up and Eat in SE Portland

We get together every two weeks to hang out, drink beer, meet new friends, and do a variety of design-related activities including discussions, workshops, skillshares, and hack days. Come join us and talk design!

This is a community-driven event, so if you have ideas for future meetup topics, let us know. During the meetup please buy something to eat or drink to support our awesome venue.

Wednesday April 4, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Shut Up and Eat 3848 SE Gladstone, Portland, OR 97202

7:00pm

PDX Exploit Workshop
Got a bug you just can't land? Just want to brush up on your appsec?

Wednesday April 4, 2018 7:00pm - 10:00pm
CTRL-H PDX 7608 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR
 
Thursday, April 5
 

8:00am

ExecuTech Suites coworking
Experience ExecuTech Suites Coworking, Shared office , Conference Room, and day use/executive office, free of charge during "Portland Startup week"! Coffee and Tea are complimentary.

Thursday April 5, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
ExecuTech Suites 4660 NE Belknap Court, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124

8:30am

TechfestNW: Day 1
TechfestNW offers curated speakers, workshops, a demo floor, parties and PitchfestNW, which showcases the best and brightest startups from all over the world.

Thursday April 5, 2018 8:30am - 6:00pm
Viking Pavilion (PSU) 930 SW Hall St, Portland, OR 97201

9:00am

Commonwealth: Helping startups give back (1-on-1 consulting sessions)
Limited Capacity seats available

Reserve a free hour of consulting during Portland Startup Week at CENTRL OFFICE in the Pearl to talk about how your company can give back in a unique, authentic, and active way. Space is limited. If there are no times available and you’d like to be added to a waitlist, please email paul@commonwealth.is and we will let you know of any cancellations.

Commonwealth helps companies to tackle problems that all organizations face: Brand differentiation, employee engagement and satisfaction, recruitment and retention, talent development, customer satisfaction, and purpose beyond profit. And we do it by designing and developing social impact programs that both make an impact in the world and establish better, kinder, and more meaningful places to work.

RSVP: http://commonwealth.is/startupweek/

Speakers
avatar for Paul Sternberg

Paul Sternberg

Commonwealth


Thursday April 5, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
CENTRL Office Pearl 1355 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209

9:00am

CENTRL Office Eastside coworking
Curious about CENTRL Office Eastside? Here's your chance to test drive the workspace and get to know the companies that call CENTRL home.

Thursday April 5, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
CENTRL Office Eastside 329 NE Couch St, Portland, OR 97232

9:00am

CENTRL Office Pearl coworking
Curious about the original CENTRL Office in the Pearl District? Here's your chance to test drive the workspace and get to know the people and companies that call CENTRL home.

Thursday April 5, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
CENTRL Office Pearl 1355 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209

9:00am

NXT Industries coworking
Want to experience a platform for creatives to come together and take their business, idea or passion to the next level? Meet NXT Industries. They believe that by working in a shared space with shared resources people can build better businesses and grow faster. NXT Industries house artists, freelancers, small businesses, and entrepreneurs and offer an inspiring and productive environment. 

Thursday April 5, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
NXT Industries 1302 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

9:00am

WeWork Custom House coworking
Interested in working out of WeWork's Portland offices? Want to work alongside a colleague who already calls WeWork home? Take some time to test drive their Portland locations. Absolutely free of charge during Portland Startup Week.

Thursday April 5, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
WeWork Custom House 220 NW 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

9:00am

WeWork Pioneer Place coworking
Interested in working out of WeWork's Portland offices? Want to work alongside a colleague who already calls WeWork home? Take some time to test drive their Portland locations. Absolutely free of charge during Portland Startup Week.

Thursday April 5, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
WeWork Pioneer Place 700 SW 5th Ave, 3rd Floor Portland, OR 97204
  • COST $0

10:00am

Finding Values: A Collaborative Workshop
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Have you been putting off working on core values for your startup? Wondering if you even need them? Not sure if the values you have are really working? Join The Praxis Department for this collaborative workshop! We’ll explore what makes good core values and why you need them, and then we’ll dive into finding your values and ways to turn them into action.

This is hands-on workshop for founders who want to get a jump-start on writing their values, as well as people leaders looking for constructive ideas for writing and implementing values with their team.

Speakers
avatar for Tara Horn

Tara Horn

Founder, The Praxis Department
Anthropologist, researcher, founder of The Praxis Department. I help great organizations cultivate cultures of purpose and bring their values to life with Participatory Learning & Action.


Thursday April 5, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Dairy Building 2715 SE 8th Avenue Portland, OR 97202
  • COST $0

11:30am

Business Loan Office Hours with Ascent Funding
Getting a business loan can be overwhelming especially for young businesses. Ascent Funding is holding open office hours for entrepreneurs to drop in to discuss any questions they may have about getting a business loan, identify the barriers they may face and how to overcome them, and go over viable funding options given their needs and circumstances.

About Ascent Funding
Ascent Funding’s mission is to create financial equity and jobs in the Portland area through lending and business guidance to minority-owned, women-owned, disadvantaged, and low income business communities. We fulfill our mission by making business loans and offering capital coaching services to help business owners in these communities better prepare for securing capital.

RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/business-loan-office-hours-with-ascent-funding-tickets-44498803118

Speakers
RW

Robin Wang

Executive Director, Ascent Funding


Thursday April 5, 2018 11:30am - 2:30pm
Ascent Funding 2420 NE Sandy Blvd, Suite 101, Portland, OR

11:45am

Hawthorn Farm Athletic Club & Spa: Cycle class
Join us for a free class. Activity starts at noon. Please arrive 15 min early.

Thursday April 5, 2018 11:45am - 1:00pm
Hawthorn Farm Athletic Club & Spa 4800 NE Belknap Ct, Hillsboro, OR 97124

11:45am

Hawthorn Farm Athletic Club & Spa: Yin Yoga
Join us for a free class. Activity starts at noon. Please arrive 15 min early.

Thursday April 5, 2018 11:45am - 1:00pm
Hawthorn Farm Athletic Club & Spa 4800 NE Belknap Ct, Hillsboro, OR 97124

12:00pm

Commercial Cooperatives: Small Business Growth & Success through Property Ownership Opportunities
The panel will explore commercial cooperatives as a property ownership option for small businesses.  Panelists, including a brewer, guitar store, and tech toy store, will share their experiences as commercial renters and the impact property ownership has on business growth. Also included is a real estate attorney to address logistics of property collectives. Commercial cooperatives are an extension of 'placemaking theory', which holds that collaboratively, people can shape the public realm. Commercial cooperatives are a medium for small businesses to collectively purchase the building where they operate.

Speakers
HB

Hande Buyuksahin

owner of iSpark Toys
HD

Hafez Daraee

partner at Luby/Daraee Law Group, PC
JJ

Jay Jennings

owner of Three Mugs Brewing
GM

Geoff Metts

owner of Five Star Guitars


Thursday April 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
PSU Accelerator 2828 SW Corbett Ave, Portland, OR. 97201
  • COST Free

3:00pm

AI at Startups in Portland
The PDX Startup Week panel discussion will discuss how AI and data can be used by startups. The panelists will highlight local use cases of how companies have used machine learning to support their business cases and accelerate the implementation of their business ideas.

If you are a founder or work for a startup interested in machine learning or data science, this panel discussion will provide you insights of how ML can be applied.

Speakers
avatar for Hannes Hapke

Hannes Hapke

Machine Learning Engineer, Talentpair, Inc.
avatar for Rob Story

Rob Story

Software Engineer, Stripe
Currently working on Machine Learning Infrastructure at Stripe


Thursday April 5, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
CENTRL Office Eastside 329 NE Couch St, Portland, OR 97232
  • COST $0

3:30pm

Open house: Fair-Haired Dumbbell
Risk Takers. Rule Breakers. Culture Makers. No fakers.

As a startup, you have some big ideas. The Dumbbell is a creative space for big ideas, and the first crowdfunded building in Oregon.

Curious about creative office space at the Fair-Haired Dumbbell? Come check it out.
Have a beer, meet the landlord, and explore a building that knows how to keep it real.
Thursday, April 5th from 3:30 to 5:30 pm

Conveniently located in the heart of the Central Eastside at 11 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

Thursday April 5, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Fair-Haired Dumbbell 11 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR

5:00pm

Pregame Season Kickoff + First Thursday Happy Hour
Kick off your Spring Season with the whole Pregame team: join us for happy hour with our Q2 members, experts, and speakers. Get a preview of our amazing spring lineup and pre-register for our Main Events. Guests welcome, drinks on us!

Thursday April 5, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Pregame Clubhouse 926 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR

5:00pm

Ask a Dev
Free mentoring from local programmers.

Whether you're a new programmer, a veteran exploring a new language, or a tech-adverse soul lost in a sea of WYSIWYG site generators, we're here to help. Join us for a few hours every other week as we answer your frustrations.

Speakers
avatar for Will Chertoff

Will Chertoff

JS Developer living and working in Portland, Oregon. Ask me about React/Redux, GraphQL, Node, ect.


Thursday April 5, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
WeWork Custom House 220 NW 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

5:30pm

Bitcoin 101 Panel: The Best Tools for Getting Started
Tickets are $15 at the door
Bitcoin encouraged; PayPal, Venmo, SquareCash, checks, and cash accepted. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Stepping into the crypto space can be overwhelming. There are dozens of wallets and exchanges to choose from, unclear IRS guidelines to consider, and countless scams to navigate.

Join local tech professionals for a panel on educated perspectives about the wide variety of tools available to begin using Bitcoin. Experts will share their opinions, and audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions, about the best wallets, the most secure exchanges, tools for tax accounting, mining opportunities, and the best merchant tools for businesses to accept Bitcoin payments.

Phoenyx Guyton, the moderator, has a degree in Global Economic Systems and International Business, and has been a student of decentralized systems, social movements, and cryptocurrencies for many years. She is well-connected in the local cryptocurrency community, and is gathering a panel of trusted brilliant minds on these topics.

Thursday April 5, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Nedspace 707 SW Washington, Suite 1100, Portland, OR

5:30pm

Get Out and Talk to People
This event will have three talks (about 20 minutes each) on getting to know your current or potential customers from different methods startups can use to do research about their customers/users, how to make the best of your time interviewing customers/users, and how low-fidelity prototyping can save time and reduce risk.

RSVP: https://nvite.com/pdxstartupweek/8q822x

The Talks

Cromulent Research Methods
The Simpsons has been on TV for almost 30 years, longer than most of us have been working, or even alive! They have been continuously ahead of their time as it relates to UX, by way of poking fun of it by doing things oh-so-wrong. This talk will provide an overview of research methods you can use with advice on what to do, and what not to do.

Discover lessons The Simpsons have taught us about the dangers of bad design, bad UX methods, and why you shouldn't stand in the way of a t-shirt cannon.

Asking without Leading: A crash course in facilitating design research
So you have a product concept, or even a prototype, and you’re ready to get feedback on it. Great! Now what?

When you want real, honest feedback about your design, you need to make sure you are not biasing that effort in ways you don’t even realize. As any good lawyer knows, you can construct tasks and ask questions that subtly (or not so subtly) encourage a particular response, and skew the results. Even if you’re trying to be unbiased, you can get so immersed in your own concepts and language that it’s easy to lose sight of of that and start leading.

This talk provides a crash course in how to minimize bias when collecting feedback on your design. We’ll cover how to establish a good context, ask questions without leading, and respond in ways that encourage your users to give their honest opinions.

Crufty Wunderkind: Paper prototyping that saves money and makes you more right.
We’ve all seen clean, polished and pixel-perfect images of coming soon features and designs. The glitzy shots and screens are meant to sell a fully fleshed out and near ready to ship design. Well, what about the designs before they got so pretty?

Even the world’s finest diamonds started out looking like a lump of coal. This is the same for assumptions about user needs. How to you avoid spending time on something before you know it’s viable and is what your users need?

Enter “Presumptive Prototyping”. These crufty artifacts are quick to conceptualize, cheap to build and fun to demo with users. By understanding how to target your research effort using simple arts & crafts, you can unlock hidden gems of innovation without breaking the bank.

This event is presented by The Portland Human-centered Discipline Collective.

PDXHCD is building a well-connected, human-centered community in Portland. We bring together industry experts, academia, and local organizations to learn the why, what, and how of design thinking and how it can benefit our community and the city at large. We are a collective of experts and event leaders in the field.

Special thanks to Jama for hosting us!

RSVP: https://nvite.com/pdxstartupweek/8q822x

Moderators
avatar for Matthew Oliphant

Matthew Oliphant

Studio VO
Talk to me about UX and Service Design.Matthew has been getting people from WTF to FTW since 1999. He has led the design and development efforts for dozens of software products, redesigned large-scale corporate design and development processes, led research efforts to understand the... Read More →

Speakers

Thursday April 5, 2018 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Jama Software 135 SW Taylor, Suite 200, Portland, OR

6:00pm

Building Reusable re-frame Components w/ Ryan Neufeld
Much has been said about building re-frame applications in the small, but how well do these same techniques perform building large applications? In practice, our team found traditional approaches to events and state management led to highly-coupled code that was difficult to maintain and test.

In this talk we'll explore why this happens and some simple techniques you can use to create more re-usable re-frame code without boilerplate or any 3rd party libraries.

Thursday April 5, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Puppet 308 SW 2nd Ave, Fifth Floor, Portland, OR 97204

6:00pm

Portland Startup Poker 2.0 (Registration Req'd)

Wanna get on the invite list?

Startup Poker 2.0 is exclusively for startup founders, execs and investors. If you are unsure whether you’re qualified for the list, here’s a link that should answer all your questions.  If you’re confident you’re in the right place, then you can go directly to the simple Poker 2.0 application form.

The Basics:

Startup Poker 2.0 is the flagship event of Startup Haven, a community-driven organization dedicated to connecting tech entrepreneurs with information, opportunities and each other.

The format of Startup Poker 2.0 is a monthly Founders Dinner and fun, low-stakes poker tournament. The event supports the startup community by bringing them together in a relaxed and fun atmosphere where the free flow of ideas, beer and trash talk are encouraged. Participants include founders and execs from more than 900 startup and early stage tech companies in Seattle, Portland, San Diego and San Francisco, with Los Angeles under development.



Thursday April 5, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
TBA

6:00pm

Frontend Peer Mentoring
Join us for an evening of frontend programming! Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build. Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and more. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 pm and invite attendees to ask and answer questions and help each other with programming issues.

Thursday April 5, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
PDX Code Guild 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, Portland, OR 97201

7:00pm

Portland Data Science Group
SPEAKER:
Ernest Bonat, Ph.D.,
Senior Software Engineer | Senior Data Scientist

ABSTRACT:
Many Python programmers say that procedural programming is the right “Pythonic” way to write Python code. Are they right? What about real Object-Oriented Programming for real production-enterprise application development and deployment?
Here are the main Python programming issues found in Google:
1. Top-Down programming style – general apply to procedures programming
2. Hardcode numerical and string parameter and hyperparameter values
3. No error handling implementation
4. No Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) development
5. No unit-test anywhere
6. No developer and user documentation
and much more.
Ernest will provide a good programming comparison between procedural programming vs object-oriented programming. We would like to have a very serious and open discussion about this important topic. Come and bring your ideas, we would like to listen to you and learn from your experiences.

Thursday April 5, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
New Relic 111 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 2700, Portland, OR

7:00pm

CTRL-H PDX 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 5, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
CTRL-H PDX 7608 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR
 
Friday, April 6
 

8:00am

ExecuTech Suites coworking
Experience ExecuTech Suites Coworking, Shared office , Conference Room, and day use/executive office, free of charge during "Portland Startup week"! Coffee and Tea are complimentary.

Friday April 6, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
ExecuTech Suites 4660 NE Belknap Court, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124

9:00am

Commonwealth: Helping startups give back (1-on-1 consulting sessions)
Limited Capacity seats available

Reserve a free hour of consulting during Portland Startup Week at CENTRL OFFICE in the Pearl to talk about how your company can give back in a unique, authentic, and active way. Space is limited. If there are no times available and you’d like to be added to a waitlist, please email paul@commonwealth.is and we will let you know of any cancellations.

Commonwealth helps companies to tackle problems that all organizations face: Brand differentiation, employee engagement and satisfaction, recruitment and retention, talent development, customer satisfaction, and purpose beyond profit. And we do it by designing and developing social impact programs that both make an impact in the world and establish better, kinder, and more meaningful places to work.

RSVP: http://commonwealth.is/startupweek/

Speakers
avatar for Paul Sternberg

Paul Sternberg

Commonwealth


Friday April 6, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
CENTRL Office Pearl 1355 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209

9:00am

CENTRL Office Eastside coworking
Curious about CENTRL Office Eastside? Here's your chance to test drive the workspace and get to know the companies that call CENTRL home.

Friday April 6, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
CENTRL Office Eastside 329 NE Couch St, Portland, OR 97232
  • COST $0

9:00am

CENTRL Office Pearl coworking
Curious about the original CENTRL Office in the Pearl District? Here's your chance to test drive the workspace and get to know the people and companies that call CENTRL home.

Friday April 6, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
CENTRL Office Pearl 1355 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209
  • COST $0

9:00am

NXT Industries coworking
Want to experience a platform for creatives to come together and take their business, idea or passion to the next level? Meet NXT Industries. They believe that by working in a shared space with shared resources people can build better businesses and grow faster. NXT Industries house artists, freelancers, small businesses, and entrepreneurs and offer an inspiring and productive environment. 

Friday April 6, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
NXT Industries 1302 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

9:00am

WeWork Custom House coworking
Interested in working out of WeWork's Portland offices? Want to work alongside a colleague who already calls WeWork home? Take some time to test drive their Portland locations. Absolutely free of charge during Portland Startup Week.

Friday April 6, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
WeWork Custom House 220 NW 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
  • COST $0

9:00am

WeWork Pioneer Place coworking
Interested in working out of WeWork's Portland offices? Want to work alongside a colleague who already calls WeWork home? Take some time to test drive their Portland locations. Absolutely free of charge during Portland Startup Week.

Friday April 6, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
WeWork Pioneer Place 700 SW 5th Ave, 3rd Floor Portland, OR 97204
  • COST $0

9:00am

TechfestNW: Day 2
TechfestNW offers curated speakers, workshops, a demo floor, parties and PitchfestNW, which showcases the best and brightest startups from all over the world.

Friday April 6, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Viking Pavilion (PSU) 930 SW Hall St, Portland, OR 97201

11:45am

Hawthorn Farm Athletic Club & Spa: Circuit Training
Join us for a free class. Activity starts at noon. Please arrive 15 min early.

Friday April 6, 2018 11:45am - 1:00pm
Hawthorn Farm Athletic Club & Spa 4800 NE Belknap Ct, Hillsboro, OR 97124

11:45am

Hawthorn Farm Athletic Club & Spa: Les Mills CX Worx/Body Pump
Join us for a free class. Activity starts at noon. Please arrive 15 min early.

Friday April 6, 2018 11:45am - 1:00pm
Hawthorn Farm Athletic Club & Spa 4800 NE Belknap Ct, Hillsboro, OR 97124

12:00pm

AgilePDX
Okay, you've got your team formed, but, wait, something's wrong. How come some people are always the ones to save the day? How come some people are always burning the midnight oil? Are they afraid of the Stack Ranking Monster?

Okay, you've got your team formed, but, wait, something's wrong. How come some people are always the ones to save the day? How come some people are always burning the midnight oil? Are they afraid of the Stack Ranking Monster?

Worse, yet, if it's your job to supply HR with "the list," how do you feel about this?

What techniques have we found to help HR understand why stack ranking negatively impacts productivity? And didn't the guy who started this all have something to say about that? Thanks, Jack.

Friday April 6, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
McMenamins Ringlers Pub 1332 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209

12:30pm

Friday Tech Talk: Jason Cigan on "My Coding Journey after Graduation"
Join us for a Friday Tech Talk with Jason Cigan, a Dev Ops Engineer at Nike. He will give a talk on "My Journey After Graduating from The Tech Academy".

12:30 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

Friday April 6, 2018 12:30pm - 2:30pm
The Tech Academy 310 SW 4th Ave, Suite 330, Portland, OR

1:00pm

Pregame Your Business
Our intro workshop is all about GOALS: why we need them, what we're doing wrong, and how to crush your challenges.

You'll walk away with:

  • Clarity on your personal definition of success
  • Reasons why goals fail and what to do about it
  • Six principles of the Game Plan approach to goal setting
  • A special offer on Pregame membership


Friday April 6, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Pregame Clubhouse 926 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR

4:30pm

Founders' Happy Hour
Starve Ups Founders Happy Hour
An Open To The Public Event For Startup Week 

Calling the founders and startup ecosystem supporters of the Portland and Vancouver areas. It is clear you deserve a break, a chance to network directly with other founders, and to hear from some of the great new and existing startups here in town. Let us treat you to the drinks and food too.
Founder networking and mentoring primarily with other founders is at the core of what Starve Ups is all about. So, please join us at the end of the work week as we will be providing local eats, beverages, and the purest networking that you can get, ”proven peer mentoring for founders".  

You are welcome to bring any other founders and colleagues that you think might have interest in this event or just want a free bite to eat.  We will also hear from the founders of three incredible Oregon based startups including: Fire Brew, Handful & Upstar Nutrition that are going to present to us via their quick pitches.
 
This event is open to the public, simply RSVP here on Sched.

Friday April 6, 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm
WeWork Custom House 220 NW 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

5:00pm

Startup Weekend Vancouver 2018
Your idea in 54 hours

Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?

Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

What do you need to bring?

Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.

Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend, you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend-long experience. Your ticket includes: 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend Benefits and discounts from our global partners One-on-one time with amazing mentors A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world. All the internet and coffee you can consume.

Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now! https://vimeo.com/28872840

Still have questions, feel free to reach us at “vancouverwa@startupweekend.org”.

Friday April 6, 2018 5:00pm - Sunday April 8, 2018 8:00pm
TBA

6:00pm

Demystify Microsoft Azure
Let's discuss and implement (hands-on) some use cases with Microsoft Azure

Demystify the Microsoft Azure Cloud platform, discuss some use cases, and implement (hands-on) a proposed solution that addresses the challenge. We will walk through setting up a Microsoft Azure trail account, high level overview and brief intro of some common Azure offerings. Bring your Laptop or notepad, no prior knowledge or experience is required, having that would be a plus so you can help others during hands-on sessions if you choose.

Most sessions would be recorded for our social media channels and on-demand viewing.

Meeting Agenda
6:00 - 6:30 pm: Pizza, Water and Networking
6:30 - 6:45 pm: Introduction to Beaverton Microsoft Azure Group.
6:45 - 7:15 pm: Introduction to Azure & Services
7:15 - 7:30 pm: Ways to get started with Azure, Accounts, Resources, Q & A
7:30 - 8:00 pm: Demo and helping others setup Free Accounts

Friday April 6, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
SoftSource 6855 SW Baylor St, Tigard, OR
 
Saturday, April 7
 

10:00am

Mentorship Saturdays: Coding and career help
Join us for coffee and code as we help each other progress our careers!

The doors will lock at around 10:15 AM. Please leave a message in the event comments to be let in if you arrive late.

Please see our About page and additional pages on resources and opportunities.

Saturday April 7, 2018 10:00am - 2:00pm
Metal Toad 522 SW 5th Ave, Ste 400, Portland, OR

12:00pm

Puentes, No Muros!
CELEBRATING 3 YEARS OF BUILDING CULTURAL BRIDGES! (NOT WALLS)

For the last three years Portland Mercado has transformed the block on 72nd and Foster into a vibrant place for over 50 small businesses, neighbors and cultural communities to gather and support each other. It's time to celebrate that!

Join us on April 7th from 12-7pm for our 3 year anniversary celebration with food, drinks, live music, kids activities, community and culture! We will host a diverse and multicultural music and food festival in the heart of Southeast Portland!

All ages. All backgrounds.

Music by:

12:00 pm Huehca Omeyocan Aztec Dance
12:30 pm Tito Amaya y El grupo Latitudes
1:30 pm Cilantro
2:30 pm DJ Chavez
3:30 pm Ache Son
5:00 pm Salsa Nova
6:00 pm Dina y los Rumberos

Saturday April 7, 2018 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Portland Mercado 7238 SE Foster Road, Portland, OR

1:00pm

PDX Raspberry Pi and Arduino Meetup
This event is for Raspberry Pi/Arduino/Microcontroller enthusiasts to meet, do show-and-tell, mentor, learn and build. We welcome people of all backgrounds and levels, and will help new users get started. Instead of a "pot luck" we have a "parts luck" where you are encouraged to exchange project parts with others.

Saturday April 7, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
TBA