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As we at ITPDX go about our business day-to-day we come across videos that for one reason or another we have decided are relevant to the times or could be very useful to those we work with. As a service to you we've curated this gallery of videos as a service to you. Our apologies if the content comes with embedded advertisements. We've done our best but if it's too annoying you should be able to click a link to go full-screen or visit the broadcast streaming service directly.


Traditional Finnish Log House Building Process - YouTube
Recommended Viewing: John Neeman Tools Channel on YouTube
Posted: June 2013, Original Film Date Unknown, Playtime 25m
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Traditional Finnish Log House Building Process

Artisan Code

Our code is produced in small batches using locally-sourced artisans for well crafted results. Our early conversation will be about helping you decide if we are a good fit for your plans. We'll give you some free consultation on how you can achieve your goals in the first call. Even if we do not end up working together, we want to know we tried to help you succeed. It's the least we can do, since you're showing an interest in us.

This original documentary of Finnish traditional building techniques was actually very interesting and reflects how we approach every project. We see ourselves as craftsmen not just employees. While we have many of the more popular skills we know even more skills that most popular contractors do not.

What the Tech Industry Has Learned from Linus Torvalds: Jim Zemlin at TEDxConcordiaUPortland - YouTube
Recommended Viewing: Found on YouTube! TEDx Talk
April 2013, Playtime 18m
What the Tech Industry Has Learned from Linus Torvalds
"The future is a world in which you can enrich yourself while at the same time enriching others."

Culture Shock

You may be completely unaware of the cultural roots of how technology evolves today. This video exposes the mass effort behind the technology that keeps our society digital. The groundswell of the Open Source community is not coming... it's already here and you're reaping the benefits of it every time you use your smart phone.

Recommended Viewing: Found on YouTube! TED Talk
May 2016, Playtime 21m 30s
The mind behind Linux | Linus Torvalds

Engineers Build, Visionaries Dream

ARGUABLY, Linus Torvalds has had the largest impact on you, me, and everyone you know over the last 25 years. All because he decided to release Linux as Open Source. Learn more about him, why he did it, and what makes an engineer different from a visionary. It's an important concept for you to understand.

Recommended Viewing: Found on YouTube! TED Talk
Sep 2016, Playtime 18m 49s
How the blockchain is changing money and business | Don Tapscott

What Did The Web Look Like Before It Changed Our World?

There are some technologies that aren't just marketing hype. You can tell because no-one can claim they own it and the imagination of everyone can play a role in it's application.

Recommended Viewing: Found on YouTube! TED Talk
Jan 2017, Playtime 13m 28s
Are you a giver or a taker? | Adam Grant

The intangible value of a good relationship is difficult to realize.

You may not be aware of how much your support organizations are looking out for you. It's the curse of anyone in a supporting role: When they're a valuable resource you rarely have any unexpected issues, you rarely hear from them, and yet they're always there for you.

Recommended Viewing: Found on YouTube!
June 2017, Playtime 5m 26s
Big Think | Robert Sapolsky

Value Those Who Do The Harder Things...

"So when we look at the world’s ills one of the biggest sources of it is us failing to do the right thing when it’s the harder thing to do..." Food for thought and interesting science.

Recommended Viewing: Found on YouTube!
January 2018, Playtime 7m 36s
Beme | Robert Sapolsky

Estonia Built the Society of the Future from Scratch

This eastern European country may be showing us the way forward.

Recommended Viewing: Found on YouTube!
June 2018, Playtime 1m 55s
CBS News

California lawmakers pass data privacy bill

Still think GDPR will have no impact on the USA? Think again. Better get ahead of this.

Recommended Viewing: Found on YouTube!
October 2014, Playtime 11m 25s
Paul Rulkens | TEDxMaastricht

Why the majority is always wrong

Mr. Rulkens makes some very good points about the mind of the majority and how they replace thinking with automatic behaviors.

Recommended Viewing: Found on YouTube!
November 2017, Playtime 4m 56s
Shannon Morse | TekThing

30 Day Security Challenge

Shannon is a reliable down-to-earth and relatable trainer for anyone. If you're ready to try to be safer online please consider watching her STILL RELEVANT series.

Recommended Viewing: Found on YouTube!
March 2019, Playtime 6m 2s
AT&T ThreatTraq

Researchers Uncover Ring of Malicious GitHub Accounts

No matter WHERE you put your important files there are always exploits being discovered.

Recommended Viewing: Found on YouTube!
June 2015, Playtime 6m 40s
Bill Gross | TED Talk

The single biggest reason why start-ups succeed

There are several ingredients in the recipe but timing is critical.

Recommended Viewing: Found on YouTube!
October 2019, Playtime 34m 17s
Ksenia Peguero | OWASP YouTube

How Solid Is Your Web Site?

Most websites are built upon a framework of CSS (supported by client-side JavaScript), server-side database driven dynamic content generation, a cacophony of middle-ware, a solid sugar-blasting of embedded widgets... this OWASP presentation describes a security analysis about only one of those technologies which exposes end-users to the most risk.

Recommended Viewing: Found on YouTube!
May 2018, Playtime 2m 55s
WSJ YouTube

GDPR: What Is It and How Might It Affect You?

The year 2020 will be a scramble of compliance. Most notably the GDPR and CCPA which are EU and California laws affecting the rights of individuals to better control their privacy. When the GDPR was about to be passed most organizations in the world began to panic. Facebook and other large holders of personal protected information rushed to move all their data storage to non-EU data locations. But this is only the beginning. Protecting individuals rights to own their data is going to inspire change.

Recommended Viewing: Found on YouTube!
January 2020, Playtime About 42m 00s
StaySafeOnline.org Youtube

Data Privacy Day 2020: A Vision for the Future | StaySafeOnline YouTube

WHERE is your data stored? HOW do you handle it? This panel discussion was the best we've ever taken the time to view. It's covers all the big issues and BEGINS to touch on the challenge to small business and new entrepreneurs. WORTH THE WATCH!

Recommended Viewing: Found on YouTube!
March 2018, Playtime 6m 56s
StaySafeOnline.org Youtube

How Dark Patterns Trick You Online | NerdWriter1 YouTube

This is a phenomenal video that every consumer should watch for their own purposes and every User Experience Engineer needs to realize... it's not good behavior and it will be noted.

Recommended Viewing: Provided by Adobe Magento!
June 2020, Playtime 45m 42s
Adobe Engage - Feature

Fast-Track Your Move to Magento Commerce | Adobe

Wondering why we keep bringing up Magento Community Edition and OpenMage? Here's a very down-to-earth description of what it takes to build a Magento online commerce store quickly and efficiently.

Recommended Viewing: Provided by SciShow!
June 2020, Playtime 6m 24s
SciShow - Youtube

How Cells Hack Entropy to Live | SciShow

This video seems strangely relevant. In actual practice data loosed upon the Internet is very much like a bag of glitter given to a toddler. You would be wise to include entropy into your thinking about your data. Scishow invented a great analogy for entropy that happens to work well for data proliferation too. Stay safe and wash your hands!

Recommended Viewing: Provided by Fireship!
Dec 2020, Playtime 8m 59s
Fireship - Youtube

How to Burn Money in the Cloud | Fireship

This video provides some cautionary information on what kind of things to avoid when using cloud services. It's essentially an blank-check you open with a cloud provider directly connected into your bank account. Then as you add your business logic to their system you may or may not realize how money-burning your logic can be until the surprise billings starts showing up. Be informed, educate yourself, and choose trustworthy service vendors.

Recommended Viewing: Provided by AT&T ThreatTraq!
Apr 2021, Playtime 11m 40s
AT&T ThreatTraq - Youtube

Malware Buried in Code Base | AT&T ThreatTraq

The SolarWinds hack of the software repository supply chain brought attention to issues like this one. Organized attackers tried to inject a malware back-door into installations of PHP by camouflaging a "typo fix" into the PHP Git Repository. The lessons here are many but our biggest reminder is that an ACTIVE Open Source community identifies and tackles threats because they know each other. Good community is the best way to fight organized bad actors.