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Portland Creative/Tech Event Listing For The Week Of February 16-22, 2009

Since last week is so full of events (notwithstanding the Wednesday event explosion,) you’d think that this week in Portland tech will be more quiet, huh?

Think again.

Monday, February 16, 2009

DorkbotPDX Meeting, “an evening of socializing, talking about odd hacks and poking around with other people toys.” At Lucky Lab Pub NW, from 7-11 pm.

Recurring: Yes. Bi-weekly (thanks, Thomas Lockney.)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

AIGA Career Tools, at Elephant’s Deli on NW 23rd, from 8-9:30 am.

If you dare to wake up early enough for this event, you’ll get the treat of seeing eROI’s Ryan Buchanan, Steve Sandstrom, CincoDesign’s Kirk James, 52ltd.’s Steve Potestio, W+K’s Sean O’Brien, Makelike’s Mary Kysar, Attensa’s Scott Niesen and Second Story’s Julie Beeler duke it out in a battle, err, chatter of managing business in the current economy.

UIE Roadshow: Secrets Behind Designing Great User Experiences (with frakking Jared Spool!) at Marriott Waterfront, from 9-4 pm.

IxDA Portland: Interaction’09 Conference Recap (also with Jared Spool. Man, he’s a busy guy!), at McFadden’s Pub, at 6:30 pm.

Startup Exchange Meetup, “an invite only group where ideas can be circulated between entrepreneurs,” at Chime Software, at 4:00 pm.

To tell you the truth, I have no idea about this event, but I thought that their mantra of “sorry services providers you can’t attend” is rather interesting.

Portland Java User Group, at Oracle, from 6:30-8 pm.

Recurring: Yes. Every third Tuesday of the month.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

An introduction to Trust the Vote! Open Source Digital Voting Foundation project, presented by OSU’s Open Source Lab (OSL) and Portland Open Source Entrepreneurs (POSSE,) at CubeSpace, from 6-8 pm.

Open Source Geospatial Users Group, starting again after a 2-year hiatus. At OpenSourcery (remember, they’re now located on NW Portland,) at 6:30 pm.

Recurring: Yes. Third Wednesday of the month.

BackFence PDX, a live storytelling event, at McMenamins Mission Theater, from 7-9 pm.

Recurring: Yes, once every two months, I think.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Ignite Portland 5, at the Bagdad Theater, from 5:30 pm

If you can only go to one event in Portland, make it this one. Stand in line two hours prior, even. It’s worth it. You’ll see the most interesting speakers in Portland (most of which you probably follow on Twitter) speaking about subjects they love the most for exactly 5 minutes. You’ll even hear a certified type nerd typographer talk about the entire history of type founding secret history of fonts you may not know before.

Friday-Sunday, February 20-22, 2009

RecentChangesCamp, an unconference for the wiki community.

This unconference is so educational, you’ll brag to your friend that you actually met the inventor of the wiki, studied with folks behind the first wiki community, and learnt all the wiki secrets in one weekend.

Okay, the real secret about the wiki is that it isn’t that hard to master in the first place, but they don’t know that.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

DorkbotPDX Focused Workshop: Breadboard a Sanguino, at PNCA, from 1-5 pm.

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