Join ISSA for a special half-day symposium on the topic of Open Source Security. This will be the second symposium format event sponsored by ISSA this year (following up on the very successful Incident Response symposium held in October).
Thursday, March 20, 2014 – Doors open at 8:30AM. The event will end at 1:30PM. Lunch will be provided.
8:30 – Doors open and networking
9:00 – 10:30 – Eyes Wide Open: Open Source Network Security Monitoring with Bro and Time Machine
10:40 – 11:30 – Using Open Source Tools to Accomplish SANS Top 20
11:40 – 12:30 – The Open Nature of Security Intelligence
12:30 – 1:30 – Lunch and networking opportunity
Thank you to our colleagues at Nike for hosting this symposium on the west side. The event will be held at the ED1 Air Max 360 Building; The address is 15475 SW Koll Parkway. Note that this is not the “main” Nike campus, but is nearby. There is plenty of parking, and the ISSA event will be held on the first floor. We will have a check-in desk visible for visitors.
This symposium will feature several intriguing and educational presentations by experts in the area of Open Source Security. Speakers will explore specific skills that security practitioners can take away in terms of using open source tools to achieve security, as well as provide an overview of where open source tools fit in with the commercial products in the
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In this workshop, attendees will experience our Intentional Method of introducing children (ages 10+) to programming (in java) using recipes . We use Agile techniques such as pair programming, randoris, short iterations, re-factoring test-driven development in teaching. Pair instructors model Agile practices while teaching. Learn how to teach technical processes using Agile techniques. Although we’ve mostly used our method with children, we have also successfully taught adults using similar methodologies.
Note: There will be hands-on sections of this presentation. While not everyone will need a laptop, please bring one if you can, and set it up with the courseware eclipse from our github account
short link: http://lfal.co/tkpjava
About the speakers…
Llewellyn Falco learned to jump horses in the 7th grade while living in France. Back in states, while studying drafting in high school, he started fire eating, sleight of hand magic, and once rode a unicycle 6 miles. After learning to juggle torches, he joined a acrobatics group in college where he specialized on the trampoline and walking a slack rope. He can calculate the cube root of any perfect cube under 1,000,000 in his head, as well as pick a standard lock. He can rollerblade down a flight of stairs, backwards. Later, he has learned to play the doumbek (a type of drum), to accompaniment a belly dancing girlfriend. Llewellyn studied Tai Chi for 2 years, can throw a knife at 20 feet, and a playing card at 50. He has taught swing dancing, and loves
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Come hangout, drink coffee, and chat with other geonerds. Just look for the mappy people. This week, we’re at Coava Roasting on SE Grand Ave.
MaptimePDX is the Portland, OR offshoot of MaptimeSF, a weekly meetup of mappers in San Francisco hacking on maps and doing mappy things. In the same tradition, we’re aiming to provide meetups for hacking on map projects of all sorts. There’s no board or leadership – just some people who are enthusiastic about maps and sharing knowledge. We’ll post upcoming events here and summaries of things we learn along the way. Join us!
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Sprint Chairman Masayoshi Son wants to buy Bellevue-based T-Mobile, in part so he can launch a “massive price war” against rivals Verizon and ATT. Son, the president of SoftBank, made the remarks in an appearance on Charlie Rose.
“We need a certain scale, but once we have enough scale to have a level fight, OK,” Son said in the interview with Rose. “It’s a three-heavyweight fight. If I can have a real fight, I go in more massive price war, a technology war.”
In Japan with SoftBank, Son used aggressive pricing tactics to compete with its rivals.
Under the guidance of T-Mobile boss John Legere, the wireless carrier has set out on a mission to upend the wireless industry, a strategy that appears to be working.
Son is making the rounds in the U.S., trying to drum up support for the idea of combining Sprint (No. 3 wireless carrier in the U.S.) with T-Mobile (No. 4). Today, he plans to deliver a talk in Washington D.C. to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Chatter of regulatory headwinds have slowed a potential deal between the two carriers. William J. Baer, an Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division, said in an interview with the New York Times earlier this year that it would be “hard for someone to make a persuasive case that reducing four firms to
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Come join local Portland Erlangers!
What people want to know:
• How do I package up my Erlang application to distribute it to other people?
• What’s the best way to debug Erlang?
• What other things should I know to comfortably develop in Erlang?
Join us to learn about these topics and share what you know.
Also I will be freshly returned from the biggest Erlang event in the US – Erlang Factory San Francisco: http://www.erlang-factory.com/conference/show/conference-6/home/
I’ll bring back something good for the home team.
We’re working on a convenient and quiet venue. When that’s secured I’ll update the meetup.
Hope to see you there!
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Our topic this month is “Distributed Agile Teams.” One of the principles behind the Agile Manifesto is “The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation.” And, we know that distributed teams, whether around the world or across a large corporate campus, are a fact of organizational life.
What have you seen or experimented with that has worked well? What’s your thorniest remote worker problem? Have you been able to move to co-located teams? What persuaded the organization to do that? Has it helped?
This month we’re moving to a larger space where we can move around, work in small groups, and get those sticky notes up on the wall!
The PMI Portland Agile Round Table is held on the second Wednesday of every month during the noon hour.
The round table provides project managers, scrum masters and others engaged in agile projects an opportunity to discuss topics of interest, issues they’re facing and to join in an evolving community to promote effective use of agile methods.
Bring your lunch, ideas and challenges to the table.
(Note: PMP’s PMI-ACPs can claim 1 PDU for attendance)
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I’ve been a front-end developer a long time—so long, in fact, that I have always been a front-end developer. Thirty-two years ago, I was a front-end developer.
I’ve seen enormous change in my industry over those three decades, and the only way I’ve achieved longevity is by keeping my skills current. When I first started developing, there were no “Icons” or “Windows,” to paraphrase Dilbert, we really just had zeros and ones.
For college courses we wrote our computer programs on grid-like coding sheets before sitting down in front of a cardpunch machine to type program decks of computer instructions. We transcribed our instructions on coding sheets ahead of time because “monitors for general use” didn’t exist. The only people with access to monitors were the computer operators, and those monitors were solely to verify whether or not the computer was functioning properly. The front-end consisted of command-line text instructions.
Since you weren’t able to see what you were typing (as I am doing now without second thought), you had to eyeball the coding sheets to ensure the integrity of the code before going ahead and imprinting the instruction on a punch card.
The punch cards were then fed into a card hopper that read the instructions, compiled them into a program ,and within just a few short hours—hopefully—you’d receive some sort of paper output from a dot-matrix printer. If you made a mistake you started again: two paragraphs up.
After graduation I found a job as a developer in Phoenix. It was
Venture capitalists are starting to make a little more money with their bets on early-stage companies. But investors still would do better if they were to place cash in the public markets. That’s the latest finding from Cambridge Associates, which tracks the performance of venture capital and private equity firms.
According to the report, venture capitalists saw a 14 percent return for the 12-month period ended Sept. 30, 2013. That trailed every major stock index, including the Nasdaq, which was up 24.9 percent for that period, and the SP 500, which was up 19.8 percent.
However, when looking at long-term results of 10-years or more, the venture capital and private equity asset classes outperformed their public market counterparts.
A strengthening IPO market — buoyed by companies such as Tableau, Zulily and Twitter in 2013 — is helping to propel returns in the venture capital arena.
“The healthy exit environment and overall strong after-market performance has been a boon for the industry although it has contributed to a rise in pre-money valuations, particularly for later stage IT deals,” said Theresa Hajer, Managing Director, Venture Capital Research at Cambridge Associates.
Companies such as DocuSign, Box, Redfin and others have raised huge financing rounds in recent months, setting the stage for additional tech IPOs.
Distributions during the period rose 25.4 percent, to $6.3 billion, which helped the one, three and five year returns in the venture capital class.
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We have waited an incredibly LOOOOOOOONG time for PORT’s own Amy Bernstein to do a solo show of her paintings but on Sunday it will finally be here with Notes at Nationale. I can safely say she’s obsessed with possibilities and permutations of meaning… and I don’t think there is a distinct difference between the visual moves of painting and the meaning of words in her world. She moves between the two fluidly but never really settles. Perhaps the visual and language are two sides of the same coin, one which always comes up heads as she keeps tossing it? She’s one of Portland’s best painters and really pushes herself hard.
Notes | March 6 – 30, 2014
Reception Sunday, March 9, 2 – 5 PM
811 E Burnside
Once again Disjecta’s biennial offering dubbed Portland 2014 will open in various locations (some better, some worse) but the main opening is today march 8th from 6-10PM at Disjecta. Already, this year is notable for not having very many female artists.
As a replacement for the Oregon Biennial at PAM their offering has always lacked the weight of a museum. Since so many Portland artists have been involved it has become primarily a social event, not a career maker. The first two instances suffered from having too many or too familiar artists (we do know one another