Portland Tech Events: April Digest

April will be a busy month for tech events in Portland, with topics running the gamut from startup pitches to writing code like a 19th century novelist. To make the task of scheduling easier for you, we’ve put together a curated list of events people at DevNow find interesting.

Concordia University Portland Startup Weekend EDU Friday, April 8 – Sunday, April 10
A three-day event for those interested in solving problems in education. Attendees share ideas on Friday, workshop with education professionals on Saturday, and receive feedback from a panel of judges on Sunday.

OEN Angel Oregon 2016 Showcase April 13
Eighteen entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas to “a crowd of over 300 investors, business leads, and entrepreneurs.” Presenters are classified as growth-stage or early-stage, and compete for prizes within their category. Event sponsors include Comcast, Perkins & Co, and the Portland State Business Accelerator.

Nike Tech Talks April 14
Nike will host Nicholas Weaver of Intel and Ryan Spraetz of Keen IO at their April tech talk. Food and drinks will be provided, as well as time for networking.

Refresh Portland – Jane Austen on Python: Tips from an English Major on Writing Better Code April 20
Gain some literary insight into how to make your code more readable and your tests more meaningful.

DevelopmentNow Brown Bag on REST APIs April 22
Each month a DevNow team member presents about something they’re interested in during a “brown bag” lunch hour. Swing by our office on April 22 to hear Brendan Adkins discuss how REST APIs are typically done and their untapped hypermedia potential.

Act-W: A Conference for Advancing the Careers of Women in Tech Friday, April 22 – Sunday, April 24
Portland State University hosts a weekend of networking, workshops, and presentations. Topics include career management, self advocacy, and how to build a Twitter bot.

TechFestNW 2016 Monday, April 25 – Tuesday, April 26
“Two days of speakers, networking opportunities, demonstrations, competitions and parties all centered at The Armory building in the heart of Portland’s Pearl District.” Hear from leading industry voices including Chip Conley of Airbnb, Tawny Schliesky of Intel, and Aubrey Thelen of Nest.

DonutJS April 26
Eat JavaScripts and learn how to write donuts. Listen to people talk about automated pattern generation, HSL, and React.