Happy Monday! It’s the holiday weekend (happy 4th, everyone), so I have a little extra time to play with code that I’ve been wanting to play around with for a while. For those who like AWS, I wrote a quick blog post on AWS Lambda’s basic setup.
It was a hot one in Portland on Sunday (88*!), so Dave, my friend Kate and I also went on a hike to Ramona Falls on Mt Hood, followed by a very pink beer at Ex Novo.
Here’s what’s going on in Portland this week and next week:
If you’re in PDX tech:
Fri, 7/7: Hackster Microsoft Roadshow. Hackster.io, a project site for open source hardware projects, is coming to Portland on Friday, July 7th. They’re running a four hour lab focused on how to use Azure for IoT. Free food, coffee and workshop for all who attend.
Tues, 7/11: Portland ReactJS Lighting Talks and Hack Night. Portland ReactJS is holding a monthly lightning talk and presentation night at New Relic.
Thurs, 7/13: WWC Networking Night @ Wieden+Kennedy - Intro to VR & Wearable Tech. Pretty excited about this one - and it’s on my birthday! Our July Networking Night will be hosted by the W+K Lodge, Wieden + Kennedy’s design engineering group. There will be a series of workshops including an Intro to VR Development, a Live Art Demo of Google’s Tilt Brush app, and a Build Your Own LED Bracelet Wearable. Come by!
Promoting my usual two running meetups; if you need a crew of people to run with, come join us:
- Portland Running Company: Thirsty Thursday 4-6 mile run @ 6:00p.
- PDX Trail Runners: Saturday at 9:00a @ Forest Park, on the Lower MacLeay Park entrance.
Here are a few articles, podcasts and assorted things that I’ve enjoyed over the past week — give yourself a little mental boost on your Monday morning:
- Really enjoyed @noopkat’s livestream this week, where she did a live unboxing of the newest AdaBox 004 and worked an avrgirl-arduino. I’m a big fan of her streams in general, but really liked this one.
- Tomomi Imura wrote a great blog post on building a sentiment analysis bot with IBM Watson and Raspberry Pi. She uses Express and ngrok, so the code is very accessible. I have a Raspberry Pi 2, and tried spinning up the Express server - going to head to Ctrl-H this week and see if I can use their 3D printer, instead of ordering IBM’s TJBot.
- Finally, a shoutout to Vaidehi Joshi’s Base CS Series, where she breaks down a computer science concept every Monday. Her newest article on heaps is a great read.
Have a great week, everybody!