[Net2 Portland] Join us for open source and nonprofits at PDXTech4Good!

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This month we're excited to have two workshops — our regular first-Wednesday event, and a special event we're co-hosting with Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays about online privacy and security on Monday, Oct. 20. Read on for the details!


Secret Knowledge of Open Source, Wednesday Oct. 1

Discover a whole ecosystem of open source software for accomplishing just about any task on your computer for free! Attending this workshop could save your nonprofit agency thousands of dollars.

October PDXTech4Good
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 6:00 to 8:00 PM (ical, gcal, outlook)
ThinkShout, 433 NW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR

Noah Kleiman of Secret Knowledge will take you on a whirlwind software safari focusing on applications useful to nonprofit staff.

Including, but not limited to: Photo Editors (think "free Photoshop"), Desktop Publishing (think "free Indesign"), Vector Graphics (think "free Illustrator"), Word processing, and spreadsheet applications (free "Office"). Noah will invite attendee requests, perform impromptu demonstrations, and offer relentlessly practical advice.

This workshop happens just a few hours before Secret Knowledge's kick-off campaign ends. Watch the campaign video (it's like a preview of coming attractions for this event).


Noah Kleiman, Executive Director/Founder, Secret Knowledge, has an uncanny ability to tap into the education needs of creative people. In 2003 Noah started Old Library Studio, Portland’s nonprofit music recording studio for teens which soon grew from an after-school program into public school classrooms and programs for at risk teens. Willamette Week awarded Noah the Skidmore Prize in 2006.

Kleiman’s new nonprofit adventure, Secret Knowledge, aims to help creative working people gain the technical and business skills they need to make their living working as independent artists and to provide engaging cultural experiences for Portland’s creative audiences.


Networking and refreshments 6pm-6:30pm

Presentation 6:30pm-8pm


Mobility Access: This venue is wheelchair accessible.

Hearing Access: We will not have access to a PA. If you would like to request a reserved seat at the front of the room, please contact us.

Sight Access: Presentations will use a projector. If you would like to request a reserved seat at the front of the room, please contact us.

We want everyone to be able to participate in the PDXTech4Good community and events. Please don't hesitate to contact us and let us know what we can do to accommodate your needs.


Mentioning the event ahead of time? Please tag it with the #pdxt4g hashtag and/or mention @PDXTech4Good. The presenter is @noahkleiman / @TeachArtistsPDX, the host is @ThinkShout and the sponsors are @NTENorg and @NetSquared.

Being Mindful on the Web: Protecting Yourself and Your Organization, Monday Oct. 20

A special hands-on event as part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October. We'll be joining with Portland Techno-Activism Third Mondays to learn about how nonprofits and activists can keep themselves safe online.

Sean McGregor will give an interactive presentation on what it takes to maintain personal privacy online.

You will learn what the government and companies know about web users and how this data can be used. First you'll become an investigator using private data, then Sean will teach you a few simple ways to protect yourself (and others) in the future.

October Techno-Activism 3rd Monday + PDXTech4Good
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 6:00 to 8:00 PM (ical, gcal, outlook)
Location TBA (downtown or Pearl District)

This will be a hands-on workshop, so bring your laptop or smartphone if you can!


Sean McGregor is a PhD student in machine learning and the lead developer of the Priv.ly project.


Mentioning the event ahead of time? Please tag it with the #ta3m and/or #pdxt4g hashtags.

Thanks4Good in November!

We're still nailing down the details, but let’s give Thanks4Good and celebrate local nonprofits and social change groups that do amazing — yet often unrecognized — work with technology.

Mark your calendars now: Wednesday, Nov. 5 (ical, gcal, outlook).

We can't wait to see you at a PDXTech4Good event this fall!

--Christy, Sara, Ivan, Bethany, Stephanie, Amy and Sally