It’s always good to see a lot of activity on the Switchboard. This week we have had eight posts.
First, there are three posts about Jobs. Ashland company Vortx is looking for a qualified Senior Network Administrator. Looks like they mainly do ASP.net stuff according to their website, but the job posting itself is a lot more general:
Senior Network and Security Administrator (Ashland, OR)
CE Learning Systems is looking for a Full Stack Laravel developer. According to Max you will be “You’ll be be developing in AngularJS, Laravel, and VueJS, working on SupervisionAssist.com and other SaaS products.”
Full Stack Developer – Laravel
Finally, CBT Nuggets is looking for a QA-Engineer. It looks like, according to some extra info provided by Mark, it’s mostly going to be about QA on mobile applications. Automated testing is also, of course, hugely important
Apps QA job at CBT Nuggets
Another three of the eight posts we saw this week were about upcoming events. Nathan is looking for more folks for his Elm meetup on Wednesdays, and the Eugene SQL Server group is putting on another awesome event. This time the theme will be “SQL Server Statistics”
Make Elm Stuff!
Eugene SQL Server User Group February 13th 11:30am @ Peace Health
The last event is of particular interest: The NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner is coming on February 16th, and Eugene Tech has a table. We only have 10 seats available, and buying access to one will help out both the NAACP, and Eugene Tech. From Mark: “The mission of EugeneTech is to foster open and inclusive tech community. Building bridges with our local community of color supports that mission. Please make your donation today!”
$100 seat at the EugeneTech NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner table
Lastly, but not leastly, Dan is looking for a low-cost, alcohol-friendly location to host a meeting March 13th
Looking for low cost meeting place for March 13th Evening
It’s the first week of the month, so we have a bunch of events coming up, especially on Wednesday.
Wednesday, February 7th
A lot of events are going on today. If you are fond of going to events then you are going to need to make some choices.
Firstly the Game Development Coffee Meetup is, as always, going on strong every Wednesday morning
The usual “First Wednesday” suspects are all here: Open mentor hours at RAIN, first Wednesday RWIT Co-Working, the First Wednesday Game Development Dinner, and Women in Tech Wednesdays.
To wrap up Wednesday, Code Corvallis is putting on their February Unconference at the Laughing Planet Cafe up there. Looking at the previous events for Code Corvallis these unconferences happen somewhat infrequently, so you might not want to miss it
Thursday, February 8th
Wednesday is definitely the ruler of events, but Thursday is doing its best to keep up. It’s especially big for events happen outside of Eugene
As usual the Eugene Game Developers have their Happy Hour in the afternoon
There are two seperate Startup Coffee meetings going on. One in Florence at the Beachcomber Pub, and another at Backstage Bakery and Cafe in Corvallis. Great events for sure
The 500 Women in Science pod is having a meet and greet. All you need to bring is your ideas
Last on the Thursday docket: Willamette Valley Software Engineers will be presenting Eric Paxton this month, talking all about “Creating Something from Nothing” and biting off more than you can chew. A familiar topic for any developer
Friday, February 9th
Friday’s just got the usual suspects. The Teal Explorer’s Meetup and Open Hack Night. Not too much to say about these ones. It’s the simple, consistent events that make the calendar shine
Tuesday, February 13th
Tuesday’s usual suspects are all accounted for. Tech Tuesday and Open Hack Night, as well as the bi-weekly Bend Arduino Meetup
As previously mentioned in the Switchboard section, the Eugene SQL User group is putting on their “SQL Server Statistics” talk, and it’s bound to be a good one
Finally, it looks like ID8 is here once again. Each ID8 event is split in two parts – first there is a free talk, then a workshop for chosen participants. The first session this time around is all about “Developing Entrepreneurial Discipline”
So this is a little different. It’s a bit of an experiment, you could say. I have been thinking about how we could improve the Tech Tuesday Live Show, and this is the first step
All of the info in this post would normally just be talked about on the Tech Tuesday Live Show. Then links would be shoved into the YouTube video that would eventually be uploaded. This system had a few problems:
First, the show has a tendency to be a bit long and a bit rambly. Telling people to “watch the show” felt like a big ask. By taking all the information buried in the show, and writing it down in a blog post, that information becomes a lot more easily accessible. Plus, we get to make the show better by only talking about the really interesting stuff
Secondly, we would often have a hard time uploading the show to YouTube in a timely fashion. It could take days for one of us on the Eugene Tech team to find the time to actually do the YouTube upload. By then most of the event links became stale, and the usefulness of the upload was severely reduced
My desire is to keep improving Eugene Tech by developing community resources that are actually useful. We are a Volunteer Organization, so progress will be slow, but there is definitely more to come. Feedback is also appreciated and welcome. Send me a message on the Eugene Tech Slack if you have something to say: Eugene Tech Slack
About the Author
Joshua Evans is the primary organizer of the Tech Tuesday Live Show, and a member of the Eugene Tech “Working Board”