2009/Other events

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Local event sites

You can find out about events from various area events sites:

Specific events

There are many technical and cultural events taking place in the area during June 2009, including:

DorkbotPDX, Sunday June 14th

DorkbotPDX is having the next episode in their ongoing lecture/presentation series. Come hear about a variety of topics involving data, visualization, microcontrollers, and "doing strange things with electricity". http://dorkbotpdx.org/dorkbotpdx_0x03

PDXPHP with Rasmus, Tuesday June 16th

The PDX PHP user group will be hosting a special evening with Rasmus Lerdorf: http://pdxphp.org/meetings/2009/june

Portland Java User Group, Tuesday June 16th

The Portland Java User Group is having their monthly meeting on Tuesday, from 6:30-8pm at Oracle in downtown Portland. http://calagator.org/events/1250456237

Beer & Blog and Strange Love Live, Friday June 19th

On Friday, after the closing session of the conference, you're invited to two events. Portland's favorite tech happy hour, Beer & Blog, will be hosted at WebTrends, next door to the conference hacker lounge downtown: http://portland.beerandblog.com/

Also on Friday, we'll be hosting top Portland tech podcast Strange Love Live in our Hacker Lounge at the Hilton in downtown Portland, starting at 8pm. Come by and talk about what you learned at Open Source Bridge.

Summer Coders Social, Saturday June 20th

On Saturday we'll be having the second annual Summer Coders Social in Laurelhurst Park. This is a great chance to unwind with fellow geeks before heading back home. Full details, and a potluck signup sheet here: http://pdxgroups.pbworks.com/Coders-Summer-Social

OpenStreetMap Party - June 20th

OpenStreetMap is "The Wiki Map of the World." Join the fun in creating and using the best map around. Worldwide, there are over 120,000 people contributing to OpenStreetMap.

Do you like computers, GPS, maps, Free Software or in to GIS? You'll love OpenStreetMap. Make a map of your trip. Use a map created just for cyclists, hikers or geocachers!

At our events we loan out GPS units for you to go out and trace your routes. We rejoin and show how to upload your data and make the map richer! You can also learn how to 'armchair' map but using aerial data and the internet.

We’ll be meeting at the downtown library in the US Bank room from 12pm-4pm on Saturday the 20th.

For more information please visit the wiki at:


Pedalpalooza Bike Events

Pedalpalooza is going on for most of June. There are hundreds of fun bike rides. In fact, should there be one related to Open Source Bridge? This is copied from what I posted on the OSB Facebook wall:

i wonder if anyone who will be at open source bridge will also have bicycles with them? my thought: a pedalpalooza geek ride! (more on pedalpalooza, which is happening NOW: http://pedalpalooza.org )

stops could include powells technical (of course!), backspace, various open source companies, etc etc etc. it could be an "open source" route and set of stops! we design the tour then give it away for anyone to do when they wanted. make the documentation available under creative commons, etc. mwahaha.