March Meeting (3/22): Interactive Fiction

Our March meeting is next week. Details below!

When: Tuesday, March 22nd @ 7pm
Where: ShopIgniter, 411 NW Park Ave, Suite 303 (third floor), Portland, OR 97209
(Calagator link:

Topic: Interactive Fiction

Description: Audrey will give an overview of Interactive Fiction (IF),

* The history of text games / interactive fiction in general (i.e., in
the beginning, there was Adventure…)
* Tools for making IF, mostly focusing on Inform (with coding demo).
* Open source practices within IF, and how the history of this tech
plus the commercial game markets moving on to graphical works has
encouraged open source & open (sharing) culture.
* Short demos of some modern games.

February Meeting: 2/22, 7pm @ ShopIgniter

When: Tuesday, Feb 22nd @ 7pm
Where: ShopIgniter, 411 NW Park Ave, Suite 303 (third floor), Portland, OR 972

This month Addie and Sam will cover specific areas of git that you’ve said you want to learn more about (see the wiki).

There’s still time to request a topic (just send an email to the list or update the wiki).

**Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. Men are welcome in CnS when accompanied by a self-identified female member of the group.

For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

Calagator link:

December Meeting — Coder’s Social (12/14)

December is a busy, distracted month for folks. So, instead of a regular meeting, we’ll get together with members from the other Portland-area users group and enjoy the Winter Coder’s Social!

When and Where

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 from 611pm

411 NW Park ave, Suite 303 (third floor), Portland OR 97209


We’re doing it again! Come join Portland’s tech community and celebrate the closing of another year.

This is a fun, free annual event that members of many local user groups get together at to mingle, eat and play games. This is the fourth time the event’s been held and it’s been lots of fun every time.

Please bring a game to share!

Bring something yummy to the potluck: tell us what you’re bringing.

Come and eat with us: see what others are bringing

This Year’s Sponsors: Shopigniter

June meeting (22 June, 7pm)

Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Ave
When: Tuesday, June 22, 7pm
What: OSBridge debriefing/decompression
Who: You!

Since this is a more social topic, we’ll probably hit the pub a bit earlier than usual.  Feel free to join us at the Lab later if you can’t make the meeting.

If you are new to the group, please read the About page to familiarize yourself with our group policies.

See you there!

January Meeting (1/26 @ 7pm): Career Negotiating Skills

Hi Code-n-Sploders!

Next meeting is in less than a week.

Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Ave
When: Tuesday, Jan 26th @ 7pm
Topic: Career Negotiating Skills

Kathleen Doyle-White will be speaking about career negotiating skills (including interview techniques and salary requests).

Kathleen is founder and President of Pathfinder’s Coaching:

See you there!