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Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, and the places they come together.

The next Donut.js is on Tuesday, September 24th at 6pm at Alchemy Code Lab. (That's 30 NW 10th Ave; see a map.)

Tickets are $10 or free and include donuts and refreshments!

Our proceeds each quarter go to a local non-profit. Our proceeds each quarter go to a local non-profit. In September, October, and November, we are raising money for Proud Ground, whose mission is to create permanently affordable homeownership opportunities for first-time homebuyers.

Details on the venue, accessibility, food, and goodies.

Get Tickets for September!

September Schedule

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  • 6:00pm

    Arrive, socialize, eat tasty donuts and snacks!
  • 6:30

    Opening Remarks
  • 6:45

    Alex Ramirez de Cruz @dev_de_cruz

    Dynamic Collaboration: Tips and Tools for Coding Collaboratively

  • 7:00

    5-minute break
  • 7:05

    Michael Poley @michaelpoley

    Creating an SMS Text Adventure

  • 7:20

    5-minute break
  • 7:25

    Daniel Sauble @djsauble

    Using OSS Safely and Securely

  • 7:40

    5-minute break
  • 7:45

    Kara Sowles @feynudibranch

    Archaeology of a Burnout: Why I Spent My Summer in a Hole

  • 8:00

    Meet people and eat more donuts!

Our Sponsors


Okta is sponsoring our video recording and production. Okta adds authentication, authorization, and user management to your web or mobile app within minutes. Let Okta's API handle user registration, password reset, multi-factor authentication, social login, groups and permissions, and even syncing with existing user databases.


Notion provides us with a free team account to make it easier to organize Donut.js! Notion is the all-in-one workspace for your notes, tasks, wikis, and databases.

Alchemy Code Lab

Alchemy Code Lab hosts Donut.js free of charge every month. Alchemy Code Lab is the most advanced software engineering training program in Portland, integrated with an in-house consultancy that builds apps for aspiring entrepreneurs and startups.

Upcoming Donut.js Events

Donut.js occurs on the last Tuesday of most months!

  • Donut.js September 2019 • 6–8:30pm, Tuesday, September 24th Get Tickets for September!
  • Donut.js October 2019 • 6–8:30pm, Tuesday, October 29th Get Tickets for October!
  • Donut.js November 2019 • 6–8:30pm, Tuesday, November 26th Get Tickets for November!

Donut.js may happen on a different day if the last Tuesday conflicts with a holiday.
There is no Donut.js in December.


Want to speak at Donut.js? We’re accepting proposals here! Your talk can be about anything in the wide world of tech and the people, culture, and creativity therein. You don’t need to be an expert to speak, and you don’t need to have given a talk before!

Submit a Talk


Donut.js is a not-for-profit event. We use sponsorship money to cover our event materials costs and donate the rest to a local charity. Want to sponsor Donut.js? You can learn more about sponsoring here! Sponsor Us

Code of Conduct

All participants are expected to follow the Donut.js Code of Conduct. We take this seriously and, by attending Donut.js, you agree to do the same.


Learn more about helping out at Donut.js. If you’d like to get involved, email us or message us at @donutjs us on Twitter!

Mailing List

Subscribe to be notified about our events. We’ll send two reminder emails a month, and if you attend, we’ll also send a day-of ‘what to expect’ email and a follow-up email asking for your feedback.

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Donut.js & Stumptown Syndicate

Donut.js is proud to be an associated project of Stumptown Syndicate, a nonprofit that aims to cultivate a resilient and sustainable ecosystem of diverse and inclusive technology communities in Portland, OR and the wider Pacific Northwest. Stumptown Syndicate is also our fiscal sponsor, handling our financial matters and other operational details.

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