What’s going on in after-work design & tech events in Portland PDX QS, UXHappyHour

OSCON! Did you have a chance to get out to any of the events last week? I went out for the Puppet Labs party and was thrilled to see so many nerdy people make the trek across town. I had a blast talking to coders and connectors, and learned a few things about iOS 7 that have me intrigued.

I’ve decided to focus my own coding learning on modern HTML first, then look into CSS next, and JavaScript once I’ve figured out everything I can do in the basic layers. So you’ll see me spending more time with HTML’rs and CSS’rs any chance I get. If you hear about anything up that far in the stack, I’d be thrilled to hear it back from you.

Where will you find me this Week?

· Tues July 30th: PDX Quantified Self Technical Meetup (Meetup)

· Tues July 30th: OCCA “Intel in the Mobile Space” presented by Ben Lee (Intel Field Applications Engineer) (Calagator)

· Wed July 31st: Lean Coffee PDX 7:30am – talk Lean and Agile practices with a crowd of real practitioners (Eventbrite)

· Wed July 31st: Portland @UXHappyHour at the Gold Dust Meridian (SE Portland) (Twitter)

On Your Radar

· Wed Aug 7th: CHIFOO – annual bowling party (free for members!) (CHIFOO)

· Thurs Aug 8th: PDX Web & Design “Beyond the Comp: A UI Developer’s Toolset” (Meetup)

· Tues Aug 13th: Quantified Self co-lab – open discussion on subjects the group members are currently grappling with (Meetup)

· Wed Sept 4th: PDX Web Development “Get to know members” (Meetup)

· Wed Sept 11th: CHIFOO “Using Value to Position Design, UX, and HCI More Strategically In an Organization” (CHIFOO)

· Thurs Sept 12th: PDX Web & Design “Developing/Designing for Google Glass” (Meetup)

· Tues Sept 17th: Internet of Things Meetup PDX “(tbd)” (Meetup)