Tech Events in Bend, OR

BendTECH strives to be a hub for high tech in Bend. We feature not just BendTECH's upcoming events, but also events from several meetups around town including Bend Unity3D User Group, BendJS, Bend User Experience, and COPR: Central Oregon Creative Professionals. You'll also find events hosted by TAO (Technology Association of Oregon) and the OSU Co-Lab.

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January 2020

Introduction to Visual Effect Graph Part 1

January 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Wilds, 30 SW Century Drive #120
Bend, OR us
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Come and learn the power of Unity's Visual Effect Graph! No programming necessary. Learn how to make complex and stunning particle systems and animations using this new node-based system. This new and incredibly performant system can add mind-blowing zing to even your mobile projects. RequirementsPlease bring a laptop with the latest version of Unity installed .x and above). Please have a basic understanding of how to get around Unity. I'll go slowly but it helps to get through all the…

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Website Accessibility Basics

January 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
OSU Cascades, Tykeson Hall, 1500 SW Chandler Avenue Room 209
Bend, OR 97701 us
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Recent court cases are making it clearer: ADA probably requires your site to be accessible to people with disabilities. People with visual impairments or mobility challenges (or other disabilities) need to be able to use your website too! The CDC estimates that about 25% of all adults in the US have a permanent or temporary disability. There are ways to make your site more accessible! In this presentation, Bet Hannon will show how sites made properly accessible can be used…

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Bend Language Institute New Year’s Gathering at The 1001 TechCenter

January 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
BendTECH, 1001 SW Emkay Dr
Bend, OR 97702 United States
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Come join us for an informational session provided by Bend Language Institute. Refreshments provided! About this Event Bend Language Institute is a new and fun business that offers youth and adult language classes as well as interactive workshops in Spanish, French, Italian, Arabic, Japanese, ESL, Mandarin and Russian. With skilled teachers from across the globe, we are working together to help Bend as it grows into a multicultural community. Speaking another language not only opens doors for employment and travel…

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TAO C+C: Coffee + Community

January 14 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
CENTRL OFFICE | Eastside, 329 NE Couch Street
Portland, OR 97232 United States
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WHY YOU SHOULD ATTENDThis will be the first in a series of quarterly events hosted by TAO and partner members that will provide a unique opportunity to engage with your TAO community staff, other TAO members, and service providers.Join Technology Association of Oregon at a C+C (coffee + community) on Tuesday, January 14th from 7:30 am - 9:30 am at CENTRL (Portland Eastside) for our morning mixer and learn more about TAO's 2020 initiatives, programs, and member benefits.WHO SHOULD ATTENDAll TAO Members and those considering membership are welcome. C+C…

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New Year Mixer

January 14 @ 5:15 pm - 7:15 pm
The Wine Shop and Beer Tasting Bar, 55 NW Minnesota Ave
Bend, OR 97703 us
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Our first mixer of the year! Come out and share your plans for 2020. Let us support one another as we start a new decade!

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Bend Arduino Group Trinity Lutheran

January 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Trinity Lutheran School, 2550 Ne Butler Market Rd
Bend, US
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JavaScript and Front-End Development in 2020

January 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Codepen, 919 NW Bond St Ste 203
Bend, or 97701 us
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Let's get together for the first time in 2020! First, it's always great to have some lightning talks to share a little knowledge. We'll have a couple for sure, but if YOU would like to give one, give us a shout (here, Slack, or email ) and we'll make sure you're on the list. Second, we always have a wonderful group discussion, so let's do that about what we think JavaScript and front-end development will be like in 2020. There…

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Mastering Bitcoin – Chapter 3. Bitcoin Core: The Reference Implementation

January 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Broken Top Bottle Shop, 1740 NW Pence Ln #1
Bend, OR us
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Beginning November we are starting each meetup with a discussion of a chapter from the book Mastering Bitcoin: Programming the Open Blockchain by Andreas M. Antonopoulos. This month it will be Chapter 3 Bitcoin Core: The Reference Implementation.

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