Happy Monday! I just got back from a nice week with the family, visiting my parents, brothers, sister and dog.
It was a balmy 80* in Akron, and being greeted by 100+* weather here in PDX was far from welcome. Fortunately, Dave and I took a trip to Cape Falcon on the coast, and got away from the heat for a bit.
Here’s what’s going on in Portland this week:
If you’re in PDX tech:
- Tues, 6/27: Donut JS. Donut JS has some excellent speakers lined up this week, and tickets are still available (reminder: if you’re a Women Who Code PDX member, you can come for free!).
- Thurs, 6/29: IoT Progressive Web Apps in Angular. Pretty excited about this one. We will walk through creating a simple Angular IoT application using the Kendo UI for Angular library to get started. Then we’ll see how quickly we can upgrade our application to a PWA. This workshop will be taught by Tara Manicsic (@tzmanics), a developer advocate for Progress and the Director of of Women Who Code Cincinnati.
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:
- It’s project week here at Code Fellows, and I want to give a shout out to the Spotify API, which has incredible documentation and detailed tutorials for setting up authorization routes. If you’re looking for a good API to play with, I highly recommend using Spotify.
- After our binary exploitation workshop last weekend, reading Antoinette Maria’s article on her first Capture the Flag security competition was a treat. The CTF rounds sound incredibly fun, and I love the examples that she gives for us to try.
- I’ve been working with MongoDB and Mongoose quite a bit lately, and enjoyed Talk Python’s episode on MongoDB applied design patterns. Some of the techniques that Rick Copeland discusses were helpful when designing our database in mLab this week.
- A quick bump for AlterConf Portland, which has just started selling tickets. I’m extremely grateful to Ashe Dryden and AlterConf - I won my scholarship to Code Fellows at AlterConf last year. If you’re in Portland, please attend and support:
Have a great week, everybody!